Basses Vellées Angevins and Ile St Aubin

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Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

The vast floodplains of Basses Vellées Angevins are located at the north and south of Angers where they are crossed by 3 rivers - the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Loir, which come together to form the river Maine. These meadows have been used as pastureland for centuries and walkers can enjoy this landscape from the many walks beside the rivers in this area. In the heart of the Maine basin, just 5 minutes from Angers' city centre, is the Ile St Aubin, a private island of green meadows that is used for farmland and largely flooded for most of the year. Open to the public from May to September, the island has a nature trail and works in partnership with many conservation groups, especially for the protection of birds, with waterfowl enjoying the silt-rich waters around the island.

 

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.