Paris, the national capital, is situated 170 miles (274 kilometers) northeast of Doue-la-Fontaine.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a narrow glimpse into the wider cultural and natural fabric of a region. So schedule in some time to delve into Pays de la Loire's other cities, attractions and landscapes. Oiron, is 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest, while Chouze-sur-Loire is situated 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west.
Approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the northeast of Doue-la-Fontaine is Saumur, a regional center and the home of Veuve Amiot, Bouvet-Ladubey and Maison de Vin. If you have enough time, be sure to check out Notre-Dame des Ardilliers, Langlois-Chateau and Ecole Nationale d'Equitation before you return to Doue-la-Fontaine.
Every place holds a unique history and Pays de la Loire has its own stories to tell. The castles in these parts provide great insights into the past. If you want to stay indoors, you can't do better than Pays de la Loire's history museums. These are great spots to learn a little about the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps find a special souvenir or two.
Joining in with one of the winery tours, cycling tours and guided nature walks is an excellent way to get an understanding of Pays de la Loire.
When it is time to depart Doue-la-Fontaine, spend the last of your euros on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).