The lofty setting of Pont Caffino is surrounded by steep cliffs, and covered with grapevines on the Maisdon-sur-Sèvre side. On the other side, a church and Château-Thébaud town hall overlook the canyon-like landscape.
Pont Caffino – whose name comes from the word caffine (i.e., a quarry) – has had several lives: first a flour mill, then a quarry whose stone was used to make cobblestones for Nantes’ streets, which were shipped up the Maine River.
Today, Pont Caffino offers many outdoor activities for all to enjoy.
Leisure centre in the heart of the Nantes vineyards
Canoe, kayak and paddle rental: from May to end September (in April and October on reservation).
Climbing / archery: contact the leisure centre for information.
Zip line: from April to October on Wednesdays 15:30 – 18:00 and the 4th Saturday of the month 15:00 – 19:00. In July and August every Saturday 15:30 – 19:00.
Information and booking : Pont Caffino leisure centre +33 (0)2 40 06 54 07
Activity : the Pont Caffino Mission
Outdoor activity organised by the local heritage association and the leisure base.
Thursdays 20 July, 3, 17 and 31 August from 15:00.
From 8 years old – Base de loisirs, Maisdon-sur-Sèvre
Duration: 2 hours – Information and booking: +33 (0)2 40 06 54 07.
Base de loisirs de Pont Caffino 44690 Château-Thébaud
How to get there?
T. +33 (0)2 40 06 54 07
2022: Site open all year round, 8am-8.30pm.
Information and reservations at the Pont Caffino nature leisure centre: 02 40 06 54 07