Things to see and do - Cholet
Unmissable tourist sites
Cholet Travel guide
Cholet : Michelin's recommendations
An airy town in the modern urban style, Cholet is dynamic and flourishing. It has preserved the memory of the tragic events of the Vendée wars, the massacres and the fires. Sited in the heart of the Mauges with woods, pools, parks and chateaux, Cholet is proud of its textile industry first mentioned in the 11C; the handkerchief (originally imported from Italy), the famous «white of Cholet» has given up centre-stage to high quality household linen.
Tourist attractions Cholet : Things to see and do
27 avenue de l'Abreuvoir
The Art Gallery has paintings and sculptures from the 18C to the 20C. Local artist Pierre Charles Tremolieres (1703-1739) takes pride of place. As regards contemporary art, geometric abstract works predominate. The history gallery evokes Cholet in 17..
Boulevard Delhumeau Plessis
Popular among the locals as a place to stroll, this huge public garden of 7ha is a broad green sward in the middle of the town.
Rue du Dr-Roux
In a building inspired by London's Crystal Palace, a variety of looms trace technological evolution up to 1910, evoking the now-gone enormous machinery once operational here and the history of the textile industry (illustrated in particular by the &q..
4, Avenue Anatole Manceau F - 49300 Cholet
Le Park Hotel is located in the centre of Cholet, opposite the sports centre Glisséo. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. This modern, renovated hotel offers comfortable and sound-proofed rooms. They are equipped with TV, telephone and en..
81 Place Travot F - 49300 CHOLET
45 minutes from Nantes and Angers, this Mercure hotel is set in the town centre, a short walk from the railway station. This modern and well-equipped establishment offers modern rooms in a cosy, Zen atmosphere. The town's former theatre forms part o..
194 rue Nationale F - 49300 Cholet
Set in the centre of Cholet, this 2-star hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the train station. You can take the 15-minute tram ride to the Textile Museum or visit Puy du Fou Theme park, 20 km away. The rooms at Hotel du Commerce are decorated in br..
64 rue de St-Antoine F - 49300 Cholet
This restaurant is picture perfect with its exposed beams and open fireplace that call to mind the old farmhouse. Meanwhile, splashes of colour, sleek lines and design make for a modern feel! The chef's cooking is inspired, well balanced and in harmo..
1 rue du Lait-du-Beurre F - 49300 Cholet
A pocket-sized restaurant a short distance from the centre of town where the tables are decorated with goose barnacles ("pouce pied" in French)! The reasonably priced cuisine on offer is both enticing and full of flavour.
40 rue St-Bonaventure F - 49300 Cholet
Lovely stone walls and examples of the work of the weavers of this town famed for its handkerchiefs. The chef proposes a "menu découverte", comprising of dishes inspired by what the market has to offer.
41 rue du Docteur-Roux F - 49300 Cholet
This old inn has managed to preserve its rustic character: whitewashed beams, an open fire in winter, flower-decked terrace... and the food is, of course, traditional!