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Country: France
Region: Pays-de-la-Loire
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Cholet is a city in France. Cholet (probably from Latin cauletum, "cabbage") is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department of western France, it's also on of the main cities of the Region Pays-de-la-Loire. It was the capital of military Vendée. Cholet stands on an eminence on the right bank of the Moine, which used to be crossed by a bridge from the 15th century.


The town owes the rise of its prosperity to the settlement of weavers there by Édouard Colbert, count of Maulévrier, a brother of the great Jean-Baptiste Colbert. It then became an estate of Gabriel François, Count de Rougé and Marquess of Cholet, who developed the city and its economy. The main commercial mall being built this year is named after him: The "Arcades Rougé".

Cholet hosted Stage 4 (Individual Time Trial) and was the departure of Stage 5 in the 2008 Tour de France.

More informations about the History of Cholet on the wikipedia:Cholet !


More informations about the places to visit in Cholet on the wikivoyage:Cholet and/or visit the Official Website of the Office of Tourism.


Free Internet/Wifi Access

Here are some places where you could get some free Internet and/or Wifi Access:

  • Espace Jeunesse / CIJ - Adress: 58-60 rue Saint Bonaventure - Tel: 02 41 49 55 00
  • Centre Social du Verger Point Cyb - Adress: rue du bois Régnier BP 40701 - Tel: 02 41 65 14 99
  • Centre social et socioculturel Horizon - Adress: 4, allée des aigles - Tel: 02 41 65 13 88

Nice & Cheap Places to Eat



There are about 25 Couchsurfers in Cholet and the area, feel free to contact them by searching them on a couchsurf or by posting some messages on the Regional CS Group of Pays de la Loire.


There is no CS Meetings in Cholet for the moment, but if there is something happened check on the Regional CS Group of Pays de la Loire to see if there is an event organised in the area.

Coffee or a Drink

Here is a list of local couchsurfers who could be ready to show you the city or/and have a drink with you:


How to get to Cholet

  • By Car:
  • By Train:
  • By Plane:


The bus network exist since 1992 shared by the company Cholet Bus.


You can rent some bicycle at this shop:

Culture Vélo Cholet
14 rue de Tours
49300 Cholet
Tél. 02 41 65 70 40


  • Police Station:

Gendarmerie : 02 41 62 09 03
46 av Napoléon Bonaparte
49300 CHOLET

Police : 17

  • Health Urgency:

SAMU : 15

  • Hospital:

Cholet Polyclinique : 02 41 49 60 00

  • Fireman Station:

Pompiers : 18

  • Embassy:
  • Emergency Doctor: