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  • Friendly farm site with shop selling local produce
  • A 10-minute drive from Doué-la-Fontaine's caves and Bioparc zoo
  • Within 25 minutes of Saumur château and Cadre Noir riding school

Up for voyages up and down the Loire Valley, sampling châteaux, liqueurs and centuries of tradition? Assuming the answer's oui (and it should be), bag a berth at La Ferme de Chéchigné.

This simple and friendly site is on a farm, 10 minutes’ drive from Doué-la-Fontaine in the Pays de la Loire region, and in a peacefully rural spot surrounded by woods of oak, chestnut and century-old cedar trees, despite its closeness to town. Visitors are welcome to wander round the grounds, watching the daily life of the farm and meeting the resident chickens, sheep and goats.

Having met the animals at base, you’re due a visit to Bioparc Doué-la-Fontaine (10 minutes’ drive): less of a zoo and more a series of wildlife habitats built around the caves of a sedimentary rock quarry millions of years old... now home to rare birds, endangered predators and native European species. In the region too for your adventurous day trips are the famed Mystère des Faluns, also 10 minutes away, and splendid Saumur within 25.

No need to travel too far for excellent eats either, as the folk at the farm do a nice line in eggs and honey, pâtés, rillettes and confits and you may bump into them selling their wares at many nearby weekly markets. Rather than leave it to chance though, you could just nip across to the farm shop and stock up...

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Hikers’ paradise


Remote location

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market



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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

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  • Lieu Dit Chechigne, Saint-Georges-sur-Layon, Maine-et-Loire, France, 49700
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.1985°N 0.3369°W


Local attractions

If you fancy subterranean adventures, the twin sites of Troglodytes et Sarcophages and La Mystère des Faluns (10 minutes' drive) take visitors deep into the sedimentary rocks to reveal remains of tigers, elephants and sea creatures buried there aeons back, along with recent human additions like a sixth-century coffin workshop and a subterranean medieval chapel.

Those partial to a château should make for Saumur (25 minutes), whose castle overlooks the Loire next to vineyards. On that subject, many makers and purveyors of fine sparkling wines are around the city, and if that doesn’t set pulses galloping, then the tricks and showmanship of the famed Cadre Noir riding school surely will...?

Sippers and tipplers can visit Saumur’s Combier distillery for a taste of traditional liqueurs or sample Cointreau in its orangey HQ at Angers (40 minutes). Make time while in said city too for river trips, treetop walks and tethered balloon rides within the foliage of the Terra Botanica theme park, while for added exotica, go and feed bread to the jumping, bouncing residents of Jardin des Kangarous (50 minutes).

More history? At seven storeys high, Brissac's château (20 minutes) is France’s tallest, while the abbey at Fontevraud is where the graves of (English) Kings John, Henry II and Richard the Lionheart lie (40 minutes). For time travel with a touch of pizzazz, it’s worth the hour’s trip to Puy du Fou, a theme park whose shows turn the past into a live spectacular.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does La Ferme de Chéchigné have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is La Ferme de Chéchigné dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near La Ferme de Chéchigné? If you fancy subterranean adventures, the twin sites of Troglodytes et Sarcophages and La Mystère des Faluns (10 minutes' drive) take visitors deep into the sedimentary rocks to reveal remains of tigers, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of La Ferme de Chéchigné?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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Terms and conditions

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Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.