The tremors of the earthquake were felt in several parts of the region, including in the cities of Nantes and Angers.
The earthquake occurred at around 8.50am on Friday morning.
“I heard a thunderclap and the house vibrated,” one resident of the region told Franceinfo.
The epicentre of the earthquake was close to the town of Cholet and its tremors were also felt in Tours and Bressuire.
The earthquake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale, according to figures from France's Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).