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July 20th, 2010
Montreuil-Bellay 490215 49260
Maine-et-Loire Pays de la Loire
47.133 -0.151 40 m

Notre-Dame collegial, Montreuil-Bellay

The Thouet river.
The collegial. July 29th, 2010.

Built at the end of the 15th century, the collegial Notre-Dame was the chapel of the castle, included in the 650 meters of ramparts and the 13 towers of the perimeter of the fortress.
It has a 44 meters length single nave and more than 12 meters of width, with a convex vault of style from Angers, known as also Plantagenêt.
It is the parish church since the beginning of the 19th century.

With this Loire château, it dominates the valley of the THOUET, tributary of the LOIRE river.

The Loire valley's châteaux are castles located in the "Centre" area, and the "Pays de la Loire" area, in Anjou.

_Le THOUET is a 142 kilometers length river, whose source is located at 225 meters of altitude close to the farm of the "Pointerie", of the commune of Beugnon, in the department of Deux-Sèvres. The Thouet river is thrown on left bank of the Loire river, in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent.

MONTREUIL-BELLAY is a French commune, located in the department of Maine-et-Loire of the area of the "Pays de la Loire", populated of 4112 Montreuillais in 1999, distributed out of 50 km², that is to say 83 hab./km².

The commune of Montreuil-Bellay is located in the middle of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park.

My images of Montreuil-Bellay.
The Thouet valley.

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