A short car journey east from TLC Gites you will find the town of Maulévrier. This unique town in the Maine-et-Loire department, is home to two of the must see attractions in the area. The magnificent Chateau Colbert dominates the landscape with tourists enjoying visiting the vegetable gardens and meal of the day in the Chateau’s restaurant.
Next to the Chateau, housed in the grounds of the old estate, you will find the Oriental Gardens which is noted as one of the best oriental gardens in the world. Full of intrigue, tranquillity and a surprise around every corner, these gardens are a great place to spend a few hours with the family or simply enjoying the peace and quiet. The gardens surround a lake that is fed from the the river that runs through the valley with wildlife, natural sculptures as well as traditional bonsai and oriental themed buildings.
A wonderful day out for anyone who enjoys gardens, wildlife, or just taking time to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
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