Vauchrétien (Local Attractions)

The commune of Vauchrétien consists of the central village (le bourg) and a number of hamlets in the surrounding area. Following a recent reorganisation of local government, Vauchrétien now forms part of the commune of Brissac-Loire-Aubance.

The oldest part of the village church of Notre Dame dates from the end of the 10th century, constructed on the site of a former monastery.

The centre of Vauchrétien has undergone a complete renovation and a brand-new development contains a well-stocked mini-market, a café with exterior terrace, beauty and hair salons and a medical centre. There is adequate parking, a boules piste  and a large open area with benches. A chuildren's playground has been constructed next to the church.


The Cercle de St Vincent just next to the village centre deblopment, is the home of the Boules de Fort club. This variety of bowls is the Anjou version, played indoors on a clay piste, and is closer to the English version of bowls than to the traditionl French petanque.

The village is also the location of the newly-built centre for racquet sports (Tennis, Badminton and Table-tennis) which serves the Brissac-Loire-Aubance 'community of communes'.

Vauchrétien is at the heart of the Aubance wine-producing appellation. There are numerous Domaines based in and around the village, and the Cave Coopérative is within the bounds of Vauchrétien commune, albeit closer to Brissac-Quincé. You will be very welcome at tastings, and offered the full range of locally produced wines.

There are several walking routes marked with snail symbols to guide you around the vineyards and the surroundig countryside.