La Chaussée-St-Victor

Town, village, neighbourhood in La Chaussée-Saint-Victor
  • A Loire commune and member of Agglopolys, La Chaussée Saint-Victor, at the gateway to the A10 motorway and served by rail, preserves a harmonious balance between the Val with the Parc des Mées, the historic town, modern housing, numerous shops and artisanal and industrial zones. La Chaussée Saint-Victor, part of the Val de Loire UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts a wide range of historical, cultural and heritage assets.

    The term "La Chaussée" probably refers to the ancient Roman road. La...
    A Loire commune and member of Agglopolys, La Chaussée Saint-Victor, at the gateway to the A10 motorway and served by rail, preserves a harmonious balance between the Val with the Parc des Mées, the historic town, modern housing, numerous shops and artisanal and industrial zones. La Chaussée Saint-Victor, part of the Val de Loire UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts a wide range of historical, cultural and heritage assets.

    The term "La Chaussée" probably refers to the ancient Roman road. La Chaussée was a hamlet of the village of Saint-Victor in the valley. The hermit Saint Victor lived there and was consecrated Bishop of Le Mans around 525.

    The hermit is depicted with a white hind that he had tamed after saving him from the waters. It is featured on the Commune's coat of arms.

    Successive floods in the Loire forced the villagers of Saint-Victor to gradually move to the hillside in the hamlet of La Chaussée. It was during the French Revolution that the commune took the name La Chaussée Saint-Victor.

    The cemetery chapel:
    The cemetery chapel, where Saint-Victor's tomb lies beneath the altar.

    Eglise Saint-Victor:
    Dates from the 15th century, enlarged in 1663 and 1700, almost entirely rebuilt in the 19th century: 4-bay nave, 3-sided apse, bell tower-porch, 18th-century terracotta statues, 15th-century stained glass (Charité de Saint-Martin), and several shrines.

    Chausséenne stroll:
    Arranged along the streets in the old town of La Chaussée Saint-Victor, these panels let you discover through old photos the commune as it was and lived in days gone by.

    The Loire by bike :
    La Chaussée Saint-Victor is criss-crossed by the "Loire à Vélo" cycle route. This unique 800km-long route links Cuffy (near Nevers) to St Brévin-les-Pins (Loire-Atlantique).

    Loire Observatory:
    Installed since June 2016 in a fully renovated building located on the right bank of the Loire, on the edge of the Parc des Mées, this environmental education association offers a scenography articulated around three themes: the Loire marine, risk prevention and ecological continuity.

    Walking tours :
    Discover La Chaussée Saint-Victor on two routes. The first circuit (6 km) takes you from the Val de Loire, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the hillside where the Montprofond quarry is located. The second circuit (3 km) takes you through the town center, with its narrow streets set between stone walls.