village of Louresse-Rochemenier
Mairie de Louresse-Rochemenier
8, rue Principale
Tél : 02.41.59.13.13
Fax : 02.41.59.95.70
From Tuesday to Saturday : 8.30am – 1pm
Several cottage industries are located here; however the main activity is agriculture, especially nurseries and the production of roses (about a million roses are produced each year). A beautiful variety of rose, christened “Rochemenier Village" in 2001, promotes the reputation of the town.
But it is tourism which makes the town well known in France and around the world thanks to the Troglodyte Village Rochemenier. The community created this site for the public in 1967. It is now one of the busiest tourist spots of the Maine-et-Loire, with 60,000 to 70,000 visitors annually. There are two famous restaurants: La Douceur Angevine, located in Louresse, and the Caves de la Genevraie, a troglodyte restaurant in Rochemenier. It is also possible to stay in numerous Chambres d’ hôtes and rural Gîtes. Other sights worth visiting: the Gouré mill (a fully restored cavier windmill dating from 16th century,), the dolmen de Corbeau, the washhouses of Bournée and the ruins of Varennes’ a church destroyed by the Huguenots in 1567 (reign Charles IX).
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