Born in 2016 from the union of the historic towns of Chéméré and Arthon-en-Retz, this small town, 39 km from Nantes, enjoys a privileged location between the rivers of the Blanche, the Haute-Perche canal and the Princé forest, all 8 km from the beaches of the Côte de Jade.

Forêt de Princé à Chéméré
Forêt de Princé à Chéméré
For nature lovers, hiking and biking will delight you while others will take a break around the Chéméré lake, an ideal place for a family picnic. Do not miss the Princé forest, a natural space that invites you to daydream during a walk in its Enchanted Islands.
Lovers of local products will stop at the Domaine de la Chapellerie winery to taste wines produced in the Pays de Retz.
Did you know?
The village is called Chaumes-en-Retz, echoing the thatched stone: a mixture of limestone and clay found in the subsoil of the 2 historic towns.
  • Forêt de Princé à Chéméré
  • Forêt de Princé à Chéméré
  • Forêt de Princé à Chéméré
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Soline and Florence's favourites:

Soline : Le Jardin d'Arthus, a restaurant with an atypical flea market style decoration, professional service and original and succulent small dishes (this good table is recommended between locals: remember to book in advance).

Andrea and Florence : The Enchanted Islands. As a history buff, this site, made up of 5 islets surrounded by canals, plunges us into a time when these Renaissance gardens, which have now disappeared, come to life for us thanks to the vestiges that can be guessed. A walk out of time where the imagination takes over and allows us to go back to the time of the lord of Retz at the beginning of the 17th century, Henri de Gondy.
Iles enchantées à Chéméré
Chaumes-en-Retz "in brief":
6595 inhabitants
76.55 km2 in area
585 hectares of forest
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.1160819
Longitude : -1.9423073000000386