Berthegon is a small but living village, once at the heart of the Angevin empire and Eleanor of Aquitaine’s court. Situated in the Nouvelle Aquitaine. Close by lies the town of Richelieu one of the first ‘ideal cities’ constructed in C17th under the patronage of Cardinal Richelieu.
La Ligne Verte passes through, originally a railway taking goat’s cheese and wine to markets transformed into a 37km walking and cycling trail. The locality is mainly farmland producing cereals, sunflowers and melons, there are many woodland walks nearby.
Places of interest in the region
Home to Eleanor of Aquitaine’s court, Cathedral, roman ruins
Centre of the Loire area
Walled town built by Cardinal Richelieu in C17th
National monument housing Europe’s largest collection of site specific art
Medieval town and Chateau
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, run by an Abbess and became a prison until 1963