La douceur angevine

- the sweetness of Anjou -

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 amongst 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...

Float above the picturesque countryside in a hot air balloon

Recommended Activities

For a unique and memorable day discover wines of the Loire Valley with

Click here to read Cathy's informative Wine Tourist Magazine article on the region.



Ask your hosts at Château de Chanzé for a bespoke wine tasting on site or visit the local wineries



Enjoy a guided tour of the Cointreau distillery nearby in Angers and 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 Petit Anjou. Click here for the map.


Bike hire available from


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.


Click here for heaps more information.

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.