"DOUE-LA-FONTAINE - ROSE CITY" Doué-la-Fontaine by balhannah

Doué-la-Fontaine Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 23 photos

THE ROSE CAPITAL OF FRANCE

A mild climate & Roses, and more Roses, .........

An annual rose festival is held in mid-July where Rose grower's from all over Europe display over a hundred thousand flowers in the cathedral type caves known as 'Les Arènes'.

Doue-la-Fontaine has the troglodyte villages nearby, 18th century stables of Baron Foullon and the ancient commerce museum as well as the last windmill to be constructed in the region in 1910.

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  • In a nutshell:A garden Town
  • Last visit to Doué-la-Fontaine: May 2011
  • Intro Updated Oct 24, 2012
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    Love the water tower - would love to see and smell all these roses - wonderful :)

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Mar 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      Me too! I thought it was a great idea to have it painted, looks much better than our grey concrete ones!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    That water tower is rather amazing - I never saw anything quite like it! And I never knew there were troglodyte villages in France. The hotel looks a great find, though for me that wallpaper is a little over-powering!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Wow, this water tower in your intro photo looks... so beautiful! No wonder with this huge rose garden. Haha, the best thing to read today on Valentine's Day .-) Loverly hotel find you had!

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2011 at 6:47 AM

    Could that Church near the village of the cave dwellings be
    Rochemenier ?

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