: A28 Rouen to Tours (J26 Chateau du Loir)
Being just one mile from the attractive market town of Noyant, the gite of La Cordonniere is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area and discovering the secrets of the Loire Valley. We are located just 30 km north of Saumur in the triangle formed by Saumur, Tours and Le Mans and perfectly situated for you to visit the many Châteaux of the Loire Valley. The woodland walks, along with the scenic views, picnic areas, man made beaches, wine caves, Zoo's, villages of charm are all easily accessible. The beautiful Chateau town of Saumur which stands on the banks of the Loire River is well worth a visit. Shops and Cafe's are to be found in abundance along with Museums and the world famous Calvalry School. A 40 minute drive north is the famous race track of Le Mans, with its medieval town. Angers is also 40 minutes west where you can see the Apocalypse Tapestry in the famous Castle. You will never have enough time to explore all the attractions of the stunning Loire Valley!