Anjou Loire Valley is famous for its mild climate, enviable lifestyle and natural beauty and is the perfect destination for nature and culture lovers alike.
Here you’ll find one of the finest stretches of France’s longest river and its remarkable surroundings honoured by UNESCO as a World Heritage site for its living and cultural landscape.
Walk in the footsteps of history among the region’s vineyards, Chateaux and villages de caractère on the many trails traversing the countryside.
Cycle along the Loire à Vélo cycle paths, meander through the stunning gardens and parks or simply enjoy the wine and food the region has to offer.
Float above the picturesque countryside in a hot air balloon...
For a unique and memorable day discover wines of the Loire Valley with Château de Chanzé.
Relax with a bespoke regional wine tasting on site or visit the local wineries loirevalleywine.com
A bit about the wine region - Anjou
The ancient Duchy of Anjou was once a political power that rivaled the Kingdom of France for wealth and importance.
Anjou produces many of the Loire Valley’s best sweet wines Bonnezeaux, Coteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaume, all made from Chenin Blanc.
Anjou is also home to Savennières, a fascinating dry Chenin Blanc, as well as excellent red Anjou (made from Cabernet Franc) and the very popular, off-dry Rosé d'Anjou.
If the infamous orange liqueur and history are your thing then a guided tour of the Cointreau distillery in Angers is a must!
Discover the history of this iconic brand from the orange peel to the bottle and finish with a tasting and cocktail demonstration.
Reservations are essential - Contact the distillery directly
The many cycling and walking trails in Anjou Loire Valley cover an immense variety of landscapes. Access to a cycle/walking trail is directly across the road from the property and follows the old railway tracks of the old Anjou railway line.
Bike hire available from www.location-velo.fr
Participate in the annual Anjou Vélo Vintage Festival
Take your pick of hundreds of chateaux, churches, abbeys and historical monuments to visit and admire.
The region is crammed with rich, cultural heritage and some experiences you won't find anywhere else in France.
The tallest castle in all of France is in the nearby at Brissac Quince, the infamous Apocolypse Tapestry can be admired at Angers Chateau while the fairy tale like Chateau Saumur (pictured) overlooks the majestic Loire Valley.
French classical riding, with its prestigious military history is the foundation for the Cadre Noir and the teaching of the school.
View the website here for visits, public performances and official galas available throughout the year.