Welcome to Anjou


Angers, the historic capital of Anjou, is famous for its powerful dukes, the fortified hilltop château they left behind, and the stunning medieval Apocalypse Tapestry. Other architectural gems in Anjou include the medieval Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, delightful riverside villages such as Candes-St-Martin, and some lovely châteaux. Europe’s highest concentration of troglodyte dwellings dots the banks of the Loire around cosmopolitan Saumur.

To take in the Anjou wine country by car, head northwest from Saumur along route D751 towards Gennes, or southeast on route D947 through Souzay-Champigny and Parnay. From Angers, cut southwest to Savennières.


Top experiences in Anjou

Anjou activities

$6.87 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Castle of Saumur Admission Ticket

For a thousand years Saumur has been living to the rhythm of his castle. Visible for miles, built at the top of the hillside overlooking the majestic Loire, it offers the eyes the unforgettable silhouette of a fairy tale castle. Located in a privileged natural environment, overlooking the ancient city that stretches at its feet, it is one of the most beautiful testimony of the taste of the kings of France for the Loire Valley. Services on spot or nearby:Souvenir shop Free parking for cars, coaches and motorhomes - bike parking Restaurants nearby Picnic area nearby Possibility for visitors to picnic in the gardens of the castle, every lunchtime, from June 15 to September 15 and freely from 19h, during the evenings "cinema".

$41.24 Tours & Sightseeing

Mobile Wifi Everywhere in Angers

Rent your personal 4G mobile hotspot, and enjoy internet where and when you want in Angers, share your memories instantly with your friends and family. Save on incredibly high data roaming coasts. You are unlimited. Absolutely unlimited data and you can share the connection with 10 WiFi enabled devices, simultaneously. Feel free to share it with your friends or family.The connection is ultra-fast if you are covered with 4G. If 4G is not available in your area, then you will be connected to the 3G+ or 3G network. You will receive your hotspot in a protective cover directly at your hotel or any place in Angers city centre.Just turn on the personal hotspot, on your WiFi enabled device (Smartphone, tablet, laptop or other), choose the hotspot's network name and you're connected. At the end of your rental, you just have to drop your package in any mailbox you can see! Ready to enjoy your stay in France!

$41.24 Tours & Sightseeing

Mobile Wifi Everywhere in Saumur

Rent your personal 4G mobile hotspot, and enjoy internet where and when you want in Saumur, share your memories instantly with your friends and family. Save on incredibly high data roaming coasts. You are unlimited. Absolutely unlimited data and you can share the connection with 10 WiFi enabled devices, simultaneously. Feel free to share it with your friends or family.The connection is ultra-fast if you are covered with 4G. If 4G is not available in your area, then you will be connected to the 3G+ or 3G network. You will receive your hotspot in a protective cover directly at your hotel or any place in Saumur city centre.Just turn on the personal hotspot, on your WiFi enabled device (Smartphone, tablet, laptop or other), choose the hotspot's network name and you're connected. At the end of your rental, you just have to drop your package in any mailbox you can see! Ready to enjoy your stay in France!

$10.31 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Skip the Line: Chateau d'Angers Ticket

Make your own way to the Chateau d'Angers in the Loire Valley and use your pre-paid ticket to skip the line and enjoy priority access. Once inside, set out on a self-guided tour and spend as long as you like exploring the magnificent castle. The fortress dates back to 1230 and was commissioned by regent Blanche of Castile and her young son, Saint Louis. The original ramparts, measuring around half a kilometer in length and featuring 17 shale and limestone towers, to dissuade potential attackers, were reconstructed in the late 16th century, with pepperpot towers added to the roofs, giving the château its current appearance.  The fortress was intermittently occupied by the Dukes of Anjou in the 14th and 15th centuries, wealthy princes and close friends of the king of France who were prolific builders and art-lovers. Louis I, Duke of Anjou, commissioned the Apocalypse Tapestry in 1375. Originally measuring 140 metres in length (of which 100 metres currently preserved and on display), this tapestry illustrates the story of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation by Saint John (the final book of the Old Testament). The fortress was also used as barracks until the middle of the 20th century. After the army finally deserted the building in 1947, it was opened to the public and the Apocalypse Tapestry, which René of Anjou had left to Anjou Cathedral, was returned to the fortress. The grounds of the fortress include a vineyard, vegetable garden, rose garden, hydrangea garden, and a hanging garden with medicinal and tincture plant.

$7.45 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Cave Museum Village Troglodyte of Rochemenier Admission Ticket

Explore the village of Rochmenier which consists of 250 underground rooms, excavated out of the rock and distributed over around 40 farms. Rooms were added to meet the needs of a growing population. The oldest habitation apparently dates from the 13th century. The village gradually expanded right up to the 19th century. The dwellings are excavated from sandstone which contained sea shells. This rock is a kind of calcareous sand and was used by farmers to neutralise soil acidity. During your visit you will see part of the village consisting of two farms which were abandoned towards the beginning of the 20th century and opened to the public in 1967. The exhibits, furniture, tools and photographs describe the lifestyle of the last inhabitants.

$1159.20 Active

Loire Valley Cycling

Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on a bike and experience ornate châteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks – ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.

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