Place Travot – Photo Credit : Etienne LIZAMBARD
In this superb region of the Pays de la Loire, Cholet is an enterprising town where economic vitality and quality of life go hand in hand.
A town of history, capital of military Vendée during the upheavals of 1793, industrial textile and manufacturing centre between the two world wars, Cholet is today a modern, regional cluster of varied and often market-leading activities, which also cultivates the deep-rooted values of its past: spirit of enterprise, the will to succeed, daring…
Maine-et-Loire’s 2nd leading town with a population of 56,000 and the west’s 2nd leading industrial catchment area, Cholet is today a prosperous town.
A rich cultural and artistic life, districts that are developing against a backdrop of well-managed urbanism, modern and efficient facilities and a young population make Cholet one of the most attractive towns in the west of France.
In Cholet, sport has always been a way of life, the reflection of a town well-known for its spirit of enterprise and daring. Almost one third of its inhabitants are sporting permit-holders and its Pro A basketball team, Cholet Basket, enjoys international renown.
In this enterprising vein, Cholet fosters a dynamic sporting spirit through its active support of various organisations and the vitality of the Municipal Sports Office that brings together 80 clubs.
Cholet confirms its audacious vision by investing in the future, setting up sizeable sporting infrastructures such as the Multi-sports Stadium or the skating & swimming complex GlisséO.
Enterprise and daring are far from being empty words, since Cholet creates or hosts sporting events acclaimed by its local population.
For the 2nd time in its history, it has carried off the title of the most sporting town in France in the Equipe de la Ville challenge.
Place Javalet and the Town Hall – Photo Credit : Contres Town Hall
Situated on the road of the Loire châteaux and Beauval zoo, Contres is a small wine-growing municipality in the Sologne region with a population of 3,417, but with the firm intention of expanding and becoming an attractive town in which to live.
Contres testifies to a keen floral concern as a way of enhancing its value and has been rewarded in its endeavours by a "3-flower" classification.
40 varied organisations ensure a diverse municipal life whose activities range from sport to culture, including the staging of different events, social actions, ecology and also a war veterans association.
This year, the Centre Region has awarded Contres 1st prize as the "most sporting town" in its category.
Its industrial zone is in full expansion and new, job-creating enterprises have set up there.
Situated in the wine-growing region of Sologne, Contres, with a population of 3,417, is a town focused on becoming an attractive place to live in a pleasant, floral setting, with a cultural and historic backdrop.
Contres has been awarded a "3-flower" classification and received 1st prize for the "most sporting town" in its category in June 2007.
Situated along the road of the Loire châteaux and Beauval zoo, Contres is an essential halt offering all types of shops and services.
The town features a variety of organisations and sporting activities.
A successful entrepreneurial policy has brought in many companies and fueled development of the industrial zone where many business projects are currently up for study.
The main concern for Contres’ elected representatives is that the town should become a municipality offering both jobs and a home.