TOURISM IN THE AREA
THINGS TO SEE
MILDNESS OF ANJOU : THE LEGEND HAD BECAME REALITY AND WILL REVEAL YOU PLENTY OF
legend of the Douceur (meaning mildness or softness) of Anjou is a
reality but you can still uncover plenty of surprises!
Some examples of places to discover:
offers an enormous variety of castles, manor houses and seigniorial residences
Anjou has around 1200 chateaux, fortified castles and historic
The chateaux of Anjou were
originally houses for the aristocracy to live in. Some of these residences are
still occupied and the most beautiful of them are open to the public.
Castle of Angers
fortified castle with its formidable walls hides a unique treasure the
Apocalypse Tapestry, a woven masterpiece.
royal dAmboise .
Château de Saumur
Other famous castles can be visited such as SAUMUR,
MONTREUIL BELLAY, BAUGE, BRISSAC, MONTGEOFFROY, MONTSOREAU, LE PLESSIS MACÉ...etc
- Troglodyte village in Rochemenier
incredible underground world of Brézé
and Light of Loire in Saint-Hilaire and Saint-Florent
Monks cave ("la cave aux moines") in Chenehutte
sand pit ("la sablière") in Doué la Fontaine
the land of sweet nectar...
Wines of Anjou and Saumur :
Anjou coteaux de la Loire
- Anjou villages
Coteaux du Layon
Coteaux de lAubance
Brut (english site)
- Saumur Champigny
de Saumur (english site)
The Anjou area
has a navigable network that is one of the prettiest in France.
You can visit
the Sailing Club of Saumur
(french site) for more details.
- Welcome on board: Tour by "toue"
and "gabares" (local family boats) on the Loire river.
- The Rose Paths ("Les
Chemins de la Rose") in Doué la Fontaine. Splendid raised park of
6 hectares, planted with more than 6000 rose trees.
SAUMUR: CAPITAL OF THE HORSE
The Cadre Noir is the famous National
School of Equitation at Saumur.
Discover the world of the horse - watch the
Cadre Noir display team in action and visit the shops and saddlers. International
events are held throughout the year in show-jumping, dressage, eventing and vaulting.
You can find any further
information about a stay in Pays de la Loire on Belvilla website.