LOCATION

The village of St Rémy la Varenne is situated on the left bank of the River Loire, between the historic towns of Angers and Saumur.
The hamlet of Chauvigné (2,5 km away from the the village), situated on a hillside, overlooks the Loire Valley with a view up to 30 km to the North.
The River Loire appears in the foreground, through a thin curtain of trees, as well as the right bank of the river and the "Levée" (historic road dating back to the Napoleonic period) lined with the houses of St Mathurin's village.

Right bank:

It reflects the history of a eight-century long struggle between river and men -the history of the building of the "Levée of Anjou". Man set about this gigantic work in order to control the wrath of the river and to conquer new pieces of land rich in alluvial deposits.
The characteristic of this plain, situated between the River Loire and the River Authion, is the alignment of the market gardening, of flowers and fruits.

Left bank:

The left bank, between Montsoreau and Les Ponts de Cé, is the wildest part of the magnificent "Royal River" which is overhanged with meadows, wooded hillsides and vineyards. It is the bank of castles, religious buildings and beautiful residences.

Upstream: the historic cities of Chinon, Tours, Blois, Orléans, and world-famous castles such as Chambord and Chenonceau.

This exceptional cultural and natural heritage was listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site (between Sully sur Loire and Chalonnes) in 2000.