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

$6.94 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Castle of Saumur Admission Ticket

Visit: Chateau-Musee de SaumurFor 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 shopFree parking for cars, coaches and motorhomes - bike parkingRestaurants nearbyPicnic area nearbyPossibility 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".

$40.48 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Loire Valley Natural Wine Tasting at Sunset

On arrival, the restaurant's chef welcomes you on the rooftop terrace of the restaurant JEAN 2, located within the walls of the Château de Montsoreau, in the historical kitchen of the castle. Your guide will tell you about the village of Montsoreau, one of the most beautiful villages in France located in the Loire Valley, classified World Heritage by Unesco. You will also discover the architecture of this exceptional building, the only Château de la Loire built directly in the riverbed and the first Château de la Loire of the Renaissance period. After some explanations on the history of the castle, you will start tasting natural wines and local products (french cheese, delicatessen...) while admiring the boats passing on the Loire at sunset. Six different wines will be offered for tasting. The chef will indicate the origin of each wine and will give you indications on the vinemakers. Hearing a nice music you will relax as you enjoy the incredible view.  2-hour wine tasting at sunsetEnjoy the amazing panoramic view on the Loire river and the Château de MontsoreauTry local favorites such as rillons, local goat cheese and delicatessen Taste six different natural wines from local winemakers of the Loire Valley  Confirmation will be received at time of bookingLegal drinking age in France is 18. Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if requiredstart time : 20hend time : 22h  Small-group wine tasting limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience

$6.94 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

BILLET D'ENTRÉE BASSE SAISON FLORAISON

Vous pourrez personnaliser la visite et passer peu de temps ou aussi longtemps que vous le souhaitez sur place. Certains visiteurs restent une heure ou deux, d'autres restent toute la journée. La Terrasse vous proposera dune restauration fraiche tout au long de la saison. (De Mai à fin Aout).  La visite est entièrement libre et vous trouverez différents parcours thématiques avec des panneaux dans le parc. Vous recevrez une brochure avec le plan à l'entrée en Français ou en Anglais afin de vous repérer dans le jardin. Enfants (7 à 15 ans) : La Chasse au trésor avec Léon Le Paon sera remis aux enfants à l'entrée du Parc. En explorant le jardin et en jouant, les enfants, avec l'aide de leurs parents, pourront trouver le trésor... Une surprise sera offerte à la fin de votre chasse au trésor.  Parking gratuit. Les chiens en laisse sont les bienvenus.

$41.64 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!

$41.64 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!

$10.43 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.

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