• To Visit
As you travel the back roads toward the châteaux of the Loire Valley, stop a while in Anjou in Baugeois-Vallée; a dynamic friendly region.
King René’s castle in Baugé, built during the 15th century, provides an opportunity to learn about the unique historical figure.
In another style, Montgeoffroy symbolizes the 18th century art de vivre (art of living). You can also explore the châteaux and manors, all of which are of real historical interest.
THE must-see: the Hôtel-Dieu in Baugé. It houses a 17th century pharmacy preserved in its original state. You will be surprised by the collections of the Jules Desbois Museum and Joseph Denais Museum. Step into a different age !
How twisted ! No, you’re not hallucinating: these spires are in fact twisted! Six churches bear these twisted or crooked spires. When you push open the doors to the region’s churches, real treasures await you, like the murals painted in the church in Pontigné and the 19th century stained glass windows in Beaufort-en-Vallée.
Ancient embroidery from liturgical vestments is preserved at the Museum of Sacral Art in Cheviré-le-Rouge. The Anjou Cross, the gem of goldsmithing that became the Lorraine Cross in 1477 is in the Girouardière chapel in Baugé !
You enjoy strolling in gardens so discover the grounds at the Château de Gastines and the topiaries, the botanical gardens at Breil de Foin, and the Château du Bouchet. As for the Château de Lathan in Breil, it will enchant you with its maze and its mysterious underground passage.
The natural heritage is royal with its wild river, national forests, the countryside in natural. In these landscapes the ride is a queen there.
The small hikes are multiple the GR36 is unique in the Noyant region. The touring cyclists can as for them pedal without danger on V44 and loops bikes which cross the small country roads. Activities of leisure in the heart of nature to take the breath away of you… Treetop adventure, Golf, Horse riding, Fishing….
With a quality welcome !