LES CATHÉDRALES DE LA SAULAIE -Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• Where having lunch

Come and discover a new underground world in the city of roses, near «The Mystery of the Faluns» & Center Parcs.
You’ll be able to taste the local specialty : the Fouaces and the Fouées in an ancient stone quarry.
You’ll be able to visit the underground in son et lumière after the meal.

Chasse au trésor à Noyant Village (49)

• To Visit

The commune of Noyant-Villages is holding a treasure hunt for the second year running. Another chance to explore the
streets of the commune and discover some of our surprising hidden heritage. Look for the clues that will help Professor
Lucie Fol’ven, that brilliant but absent-minded explorer, to go on a wonderful trip through time and space, and help you
find the secret code to open the treasure chest. Our summer events are back!

Following the success of our summer events last year, Noyant-Villages is organising events and visits for summer 2020.
A show for young people, a day dedicated to reading and writing, a dawn walk, a circus show at the museum and musical events in the chapels… and, of course, the Tablée Villageoise (village feast) at the end of August.

Fly Vintage – Saumur (9)

• Leasure

Overview of the Loire castles from Saumur.
You will be greeted by the pilot at Saumur airfield.
Premises with toilets are available for those accompanying the candidate for the flight.
The flight lasts 30 minutes but the time to «brief» the flight requires an hourly amplitude of 1 hour.

It is possible to take photos or film during the flight.

LE CADRE NOIR – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• To visit

The Cadre noir will be open to the public from February, the 8th to October, the 31th 2020 and offers guided visits, public performances and official galas.

During the guided visits, you’ll learn about the history of the Cadre Noir and discover the main facilities of the school.

Public performances and galas offer you the chance to appreciate the skill of the riders in the school’s main indoor arena.

CHÂTEAU DE LA ROCHE RACAN – St Paterne Racan (37)

• To visit

The poet Racan, Honoré de Bueil, follower of Malherbe and member of the Académie Française, built this family
country house which overlooks the peaceful valley of the Escotais from the great terrace supported by a series of arcades
in 1636, with the help of Jacques Gabrielle, from the famous family of architects.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUVOIS **** – Restaurant le Louis XIII

• Accomodation/ Where having lunch

From a lovely country road, you look up ever so slightly and the Château de Beauvois unfolds before your eyes.
With its centuries of history, it looks ever so stately! A 4-Star hotel, cultivating the French art of living, welcomes you at this castle .

The Louis XIII cuisine is a reflection of the Castle’s refined elegance. Whether dining with friends, family or business colleagues, the Chef Régis Guilpain great connoisseur of seasonal and local products, he manages to flatter the palate with his subtle blend of flavors and textures ! Gourmet, friendly, and generous cuisine to enjoy throughout the year.

Domaine Jean-Michel SORBE – BRINAY (18)

• Wines

Jean-Michel Sorbe’s domain is at the heart of the Quincy and Reuilly AOC and here you can experience a real journey
through the vines and wine.
The vineyard is run sustainably and has the HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale) certification.
It produces authentic, rich wines which perfectly express the fine soil cultivated with respect.
You will be welcomed by the team at the domain all year round in the winery, where you can follow the Sentier du Vin wine path and learn all about the work from the vine to the wine!

VISITE DE LA CAVE AUX MOINES – Préban – Chênehutte (49)

• To visit

Dug by men from the XIIth century onwards to extract the stone, « the tuffeau » destined for building, The Cave aux Moines was used as far back as the beginning of the XXth century to cultivate mushrooms.

Tour the working mushroom farm and as the same time, discover what it was like to live in cave dwellings, see the snail cave and a wine cellar (wine tasting and sales).

22 & 23 août 2020 : 18ème marché des Potiers – Rablay-sur-Layon (49)

• Agenda

A unique event in the Layon area, with thirty or more potters exhibiting their latest creations.
Organised by the Village d’Artistes, a wide range of different techniques can be seen: stoneware, pottery, porcelain,
Raku ware.
The aim is to showcase this tradition going back thousands of years, through the imagination, the artistic talent, and the personal expression of today’s ceramists.
List of exhibitors available at the market.
Free entry, with demonstrations and events during the two days, and food available on site on Sunday.
Plus d’infos sur : www.villageartistesrablay.com

RESTAURANT TROGLODYTE LES CAVES DE MARSON – Rou-Marson (49)

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The Caves de Marson were created 33 years ago and still serve the traditional “fouées”.
Mr et Mme Noyer, look forward to welcoming you to this superb, candlelit restaurant in a cave in Marson, the “fouée”capital.
The ideal place for a lively meal with friends or family, 5 minutes from the Cadre Noir and 10 minutes from Saumur.
Booking recommended.

LANGLOIS-CHATEAU – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• Wines

Since 1885 the house of Langlois-Chateau has retained its family atmosphere and is as remarkable wine site.
The vines overlook the cellars, which are dug into the tuffeau.

The site offers ‘Behind the Scenes at the Winery’, a presentation in 4 acts :

1- Introduction to oenology in the wine school.
2- Visit of cellars with wine presses and fermenting tanks for white and red wines.
3- Visit of 300 meters of underground cellars, to understand the different stages of the traditional method.
4- Commentated, comparative tasting of still and sparkling wines.

BAUGEOIS – VALLEE : UN TERRITOIRE A DECOUVRIR (49)

• 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 !

ART MONGOLFIÈRES – Val de Loire

• To visit

Discover the magic of a balloon flight, this ball of air suspended in space…
Appreciate the amazing feeling of passing by the clouds…
Seeing the rising or setting of the majestic sun…

All this while flying over the magnificent Chateaux of the Loire Valley.

SAVONNERIE ARTISANALE MARTIN DE CANDRE – Fontevraud l’Abbaye (49)

• To visit

At «Martin de Candre» we have been making organic soaps using traditional techniques since 1974.

In our boutique showroom, a digital slide-show will takes you through the soap-making stages.

From the 1st of June 2010, we boast an exceptional soap museum: a century of saop advertising posters is displayed.

A warm welcome, an exciting visit awaits you !

TERRE DE ROSE DISTILLERIE – Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• To visit

LA SABLIÈRE SITE TROGLODYTIQUE
A real plus for this region, the caves are an unusual feature of Doué-la-Fontaine, with great historical interest.
Visitors who follow the guided visit to the underground world at La Sablière will discover a magical site.
Tourists will be plunged into a fascinating universe, with contemporary sculptures carved into the falun rock.
Alain, your guide, will tell you about the history of the troglodyte caves. You can also meet the sculptors on certain dates.

TERRE DE ROSE – LA ROSERAIE
Stroll through a garden planted with sweet-scented roses when you visit this restored former farm.
Tools and implements from days gone by can be seen in the original buildings.
You can stroke the friendly farm animals throughout the visit.
See the rosewater distillery to discover our speciality and find out all its secrets.
The shop stocking traditionally made rose products is open all year round.

MONTREUIL-BELLAY, Une invitation à l’émerveillement (49)

• To Visit

The “Plus beaux détours de France » are small tourist towns where you are always sure of finding a warm welcome and somewhere to stay, interesting historical sites, a unique identity, good food, a range of crafts and, of course, a lively market or a local festival. Our town is also classified as a “petite cité de caractère” (little town with lots of character), “station verte” (natural resort) and “Ville fleurie” with 3 flowers, a label indicating quality of life.

At the junction of Anjou and Poitou, Montreuil Bellay is special for its outstanding mediaeval buildings.
The village still has three rings of ramparts, fortifiedentrances and its castle. It is in a green setting on the River Thouet, with the accent on nature and water sports. The magnificent Saint-Pierre stairway provides a superb panoramic view over the Thouet and links
the lower and upper parts of the town. Explore all the striking architecture by following the heritage trail: the gateways, the ramparts, the Saint-Jean hospital and the Nobis Priory with exhibitions throughout the season, the collegiate church, the private houses with their spiral staircases…or stroll around the botanic gardens and the Nobis site with its île aux Moines (Monks island).

Come and enjoy some of our regular events: the Book and Arts Show in February, the Thouet in Spring, the comic book festival and Les Médiévales in May, the music festival in June and the gypsy music festival in August, Festivini (wine festival), the national heritage days and the cinema festival in September, the Autumn festival in October, and the Christmas Market to round off the year in the middle of December.

Centre régional « Résistance & Liberté » – Thouars (79)

• To Visit

A novel way to learn about the events of the Second World War, and the local Resistance. This is an unusual,
interactive display using audio documents, photos, audiovisual sources and multimedia screens to see into the heart of these dark years. Follow the tracks of the secret army to undestand the more recent past and observe the world of today.
Come and feel the winds of freedom. The audio documents are available in English.

KARTING DE LOUDUN (86)

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This is your chance to organise a day out with friends or family at one of the nicest tracks in France, set in woodlands, with about 40 gokarts.

Half-day challenges can be organised for businesses or works social clubs.

Frank Talon, an enthusiast and competitive go-kart racer, will explain ‘the art of racing’ with professionalism and good humour!

On the spot: a bar, giant screen to watch the performances – picnic table.

MUSÉE DES BLINDÉS – Saumur (49)

• To visit

Step back in time and walk through history when you enter this unique site where 100 years of human
adventure and technical achievement have been recreated.
Videos, graphics and panoramas will guide you through each era from 1916 to the present day.

More than 200 tanks from 17 different countries are displayed in an area covering 10,000 m2.
The visit will enthral families and is of special interest to armoured enthusiasts as well. The visit ends in the children’s’ hall
where anyone can climb into a tank and experience the reality of armour.

Don’t forget the air-conditioned shop next to the cafeteria (serving hot and cold drinks and snacks).

All in all an unforgettable visit of an hour and a half, to two hours awaits you here in Saumur.

Domaine des 2 Arcs – Terranjou (49)

• Wines

Fonded in 1905 by Jean Gazeau, Domaine Des Deux Arcs has been a family estate for 5 generations.
It offers a free guided tour and free wine tasting all the year. The Estate also offers, on reservation only, a carriage ride pulled by two
magnificient horses, every wednesday morning from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m (20€ per person)

More information on domainedesdeuxarcs.fr

Château d’Ussé – Rigny Ussé (37)

• To Visit

Once upon a time there was a fairy tale-like castle, overlooking the Indre and the Loire, which was so magical that it inspired Charles Perrault in his Sleeping beauty fairy tale. Fallow in the footsteps of Vauban, Perrault, Chateaubriand, Le Nôtre and the de Blacas who still inhabit this prestigious château to this day.

CHÂTEAU LE PRIEURE **** – RESTAURANT LE CASTELLANE – Chênehutte (49)

• Accomodation - Where Having Lunch

Imagine an elegant castle overlooking a magnificent Loire River landscape…

You are at the Prieuré in Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault, just at 10 minutes from Saumur. Welcoming you, is a 4-star castle hotel brimming with refinement and the French art of living.

With a majestic view over the Loire River, the Prieuré’s restaurant, Le Castellane, welcoming you for lunch and dinner throughout the year.

Whether dining with friends, family or businesscolleagues, the Chef Richard Prouteau offers a menu with a selection of delicately crafted dishes with each seasonal product from the best local producers, before creating refined and gourmet dishes.

CHÂTEAU ET HÔTEL-DIEU DE BAUGE (49)

• To Visit

Baugé is proud of its heritage. Its castle in the pre- Renaissance style was built by René d’Anjou from 1454 on the ruins of an old XI century fortress.
Today with the Parcours Spectacle show, you can be the guest of King René d’Anjou, rubbing shoulders with personalities from the
100 Years War, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The 17th century Hôtel Dieu in Baugé houses one of the finest historical apothecaries in France.

Come and find out about medicines and treatments used at that time.

VILLAGE D’ARTISTES – Rablay sur Layon (49)

• To visit

Not to be missed – the artists village is completely dedicated to contemporary creative arts and crafts. It is arranged on three levels:
the creators’ shops are on the ground floor, the modern art gallery is on the first floor and the art library, with works of art for hiring, is on the second floor. Come and visit this unusual place in Maine et Loire where the accent is firmly on the artists and craftsmen.

RESTAURANT DE LA CAVE AUX MOINES – Préban – Chênehutte (49)

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The underground restaurant at the Cave aux Moines “Les Pieds Bleus” offers genuine regional specialities: fouées, flat bread cooked in wood fired ovens which you will enjoy garnished with regional products, just as in time gone by.

You will also be able to try, troglodyte style, the mushrooms grown in the restaurant cellars.

Badaboum Parc – Saumur (49)

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Badaboum Parc is an indoor play park for children aged from 1 to 12: 1100m2, heated and airconditioned, where they can have fun safely.
Fixed structures, a giant maze full of surprises, inflatable structures, trampolines, ball parks, lego space, interactive games, tracks for mini go-karts and bikes, a space for small children (1-3), a space for birthdays and much more.
Learn, get rid of energy, have fun, laugh: there is something for everyone!

Parents can enjoy a place to relax with free Wi-Fi access and a food area with sweet and savoury snacks for all the family.

LE BIOPARC – Doué-la-Fontaine (49)

• To Visit

Located in the heart of Anjou, the Bioparc is the only troglodyte zoo in the world.
Over 1300 animals live in an exceptional natural setting dedicated to the protection of endangered species.
Dug into the rock, our tunnels will leadyou from one environment to the next.
A trip filled with emotions in a true mineral and vegetal labyrinth!

New in 2020: The Carnivores crater
Explore a spectacular landscape housing Africa’s iconic wildlife.
Lions, cheetahs, meerkats… a privileged observation in a vast rocky chaos made of domes and crevasses.

The rhino Valley
Go and meet the big fauna of African plains.
Once you have walked past the pygmy hippos, go alongside the rhino valley dug out of the rock and watch the impressive black rhinos and the gazelles.
Children will be able to stroke goats and have fun meeting mongooses on an unusual gallery tour!

South-American great aviary
Walk into the heart of the largest aviary in Europe and have an unforgettable immersion with 600 birds.
Flying space for 35 different bird species, this quarry has similar South-American rocky ecosystems and dry shores where penguins, aras, ibis and other flamingos cohabit.

TROGLODYTES ET SARCOPHAGES – Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• To visit

This unique site in Europe, one among listed heritage sites, brings to light the astonishing roles of cave dwellings :
the great underground shelter at the time of the Vikings ; the chapel ; the «cathedral» caves ; the troglodytic farm ; the wine cellar and the oven, not forgetting the prestigious quarry of Merovingian sarcophagi discovered by archeologists.

You travel through 1500 years of history.

CAVES VEUVE AMIOT – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• Wines

Founded in 1884 by Elisa Amiot, «Maison Veuve Amiot» offers you a free «Discovery Tour».

Free guided tour of the cellars and production site througout 6 kilometers of galleries.

Free commented tasting. A world of flavours is waiting for you.

Wide range of Saumur and Crémant de Loire.

LE MOULIN DE SARRÉ – Gennes (49)

• To visit

Even today it is places and know-how which remind us of the flavours of the good products of yesteryear. The Sarré Mill is one of these places.

The last of nine water mills which used to turn along the river Avort, the Sarré Mill produces ground flour which is used to made good bread.

The Lauriou family invite you to enjoy this crossroads between nature and tradition where they have been millers for four generations.

During your visit you will discover the recently renovated runnel wheel. This wheel drives a system of cogs intended to multiply the driving force from the Avort fountain jet of water, transferring this energy to the millstone which grinds the grain.

Guided tours at 3 pm, 4 pm, and 5 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August, unaccompanied tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 pm to 6 pm.
By appointment for groups at other times.

BOUVET LADUBAY – ST Hilaire St Florent (49)

• Wines

Etienne Bouvet created the Bouvet Ladubay company in 1851, thus associating his wife’s name with his brand name.
Within a few years, the fine sparkling wines of Bouvet- Ladubay, Saumur Brut & Crémant de Loire, were exported worldwide.

An expertise recognized by the granting of more than 460 medals in 40 years. Along the 5km of galleries, visitors will discover all the stages of winemaking with, in the heart of the cellars, more than 1000 oak barrels and a sunken cathedral (made up of 35 monumental sculptures).

Including :
Contemporary Art Center, nineteenth century Theatre, Wine Tasting School, Seminar Rooms.
Visit of the cellar by Vintage Bicycle and and new – Heritage tour, October to may.

DOMAINE DE ROCHEVILLE – Parnay (49)

• Wines

In the heart of the Saumur Champigny appellation, at Parnay, the Domaine de Rocheville welcomes you to spend an unforgettable moment in a family wine estate, finalist to the 2019 and 2020 winetourism trophies.

The winery is in the contemporary architectural style, unique in the Loire valley, surrounded by vines and overlooking the Loire.

There are lots of things for you to do: stroll through the vines, visit the winery, enjoy musical gourmet events, or simply discover our wines with the Terra Vitis and Agriculture Biologique labels, which are renowned for their elegance and finesse.

LA SEIGNEURIE – Saumur (49)

• Wines

Alban Foucher, 3rd generation at La Seigneurie, is one of the last wine producers within the town of Saumur, situated between Saumur castle and the Tank Museum.

Come and taste the latest vintage and the whole range of wines including Saumur Champigny, Saumur, and Crémant de Loire…. Between 6€ and 15€.

FAMILY PARK – Sorigny (37)

• To visit

Family Park is the amusement park for all your family!

Open from 1 july to 1 october 2020, with 47 attractions for you to enjoy. Water games, big wheel, circus show, pirate boat and many more – there is something for everyone at Family Park.

This year again we are introducing new activities:
Virtual reality, multi-D cinema, and bumper boats with water cannons!

Have a good time in this lovely setting on the edge of the Cher Valley.

Food and drink available in the park, or you can bring a picnic.

RESTAURANT LES NOBLES FOUÉES – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

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The Nobles Fouées is a troglodyte restaurant offering that local speciality the fouée:
a flat bread cooked in a wood oven and served with local produce.

Three rooms in a cavern with under floor heating make for an unusual and cosy setting.

You can also enjoy the musical bar, the Lucifer, every saturday night.

A typical setting for the Saumur region, only 5 minutes from the town centre and other tourist sites, and a good evening
is guaranteed!

SAUT AUX LOUPS – Montsoreau (49)

• To visit

From the cave and on to the plate! Set in the hillside facing the Loire, the Saut aux Loups combines a site to visit and a troglodyte restaurant.

Take a tour of the mushroom galleries which have been in production for over a century (1 hour). Then, in the restaurant, you can taste the famous “galipettes” (stuffed mushrooms) and other specialities based on mushrooms!
35,000 visitors a year.

Musée Henri Barré – Thouars (79)

• To Visit

Musée Henri Barré has been installed since 1920 in a mansion built in the 19th century in the heart of a historic
part of the city. It has retained some of its interior decor and the charm of a collector’s house.

Domaine Joseph Mellot – Sancerre (18)

• Wines

Joseph Mellot is one of the best-known names in Sancerre.
The family name can be found in all the appellations from the Centre- Loire region, starting with Sancerre, its historical birthplace.
A warm welcome awaits you at the winery on the outskirts of Sancerre in the Ménétréol direction, or in the town centre at the
Auberge Joseph Mellot restaurant, or in the shop, La Vigne et le Vin.
You can even stay in the Châtellenie vineyard holiday cottage.
You can learn about the history of the domain and its wines, all of which are produced with respect for the environment, with the Haute Valeur Environnementale certification.

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours (37)

• To Visit

Among the most beautiful sites in the Loire Valley is the former Palace of the Archbishops classified as a Historic Monument, now Museum of Fine Arts. Its renowned collections, including an exceptional collection of Italian Primitives and 18th century French painting, make it one of the richest museums in France.
At the forefront of these masterpieces are Mantegna’s paintings, but also Rubens, Rembrandt, Le Sueur and Philippe de Champaigne, Nattier, Lemoyne, Boucher, Perronneau and Roslin.
Arranged for the most part in magnificent reception rooms, these works evoke, thanks to the presence of rich furniture, life in an 18th century palace.
Nineteenth-century painting is represented by the neo-classical school, romanticism, orientalism with the works of Belly, Chassériau, Delacroix, realism is illustrated by Bastien-Lepage, Cazin, Gervex.
Impressionism, post-impressionism and symbolism are present through works by Monet, Degas, Henri Martin, Le Sidaner.
Sculpture counts Rodin, Bourdelle, Gaumont, Sicard…
The collection of works from the 20th century includes Asse, Calder, Davidson, Debré, Denis, Zao Wou-ki.

MUSÉE RENAUDOT – Loudun (86)

• To visit

Come and learn the story of Théophraste Renaudot: an extraordinary man.
He was Louis XIII’s doctor, founded dispensaries and cared for people at a distance with his medicine “Polychreston”.
He created the first newspaper in France in 1631, “La Gazette”.
He was a philanthropist and forerunner of numerous institutions in modern France, such as the employment agency, pawnbrokers and small advertisements…

Don’t miss the botanic garden and the 10-metres-deep underground cavern.

Karting de Tours (37)

• Leasure

Only ten minutes from Tours at Ville-aux-Dames, you can safely enjoy karting and paintballing.
The outdoor sports complex offers sessions for adults, kids at least 1m30 tall, and people with reduced mobility (adapted go-karts with controls on the steering wheel).
With friendsor family, make the most of these fun leisure activities on a safe track.
Karting Center Tours also has a paintball ground covering 3,500 m2.
Both activities benefit from support from a team of professionals. Facilities can be booked for a half-day for friends or colleagues, with various kart racing formulas or mixed activities.

On site facilities: bar, big screen to follow performances, picnic tables.

Loire Vélo Nature, l’Ecotourisme en Val de Loire

• Leasure

Bike Rental
Loire Vélo Nature, loueur de vélos depuis 15 ans !
Avec un parc de plus de 350 vélos, nous louons nos vélos à Bréhémont et nous intervenons également entre Orléans (Loiret) et Angers (Maine et Loire). Nous sommes ouverts toute l’année du 15 mars au 15 novembre, de 9h à 19h (sur réservation le reste de l’année).

Retrouvez sur ce site tous nos services en lien avec la Loire à vélo : réservations sur les points de dépôts, livraisons/rapatriements, suivis de bagages, accompagnements, …
Notre équipe ainsi que l’ensemble de nos partenaires se chargent de tout pour vous assurer une visite de la Vallée de la Loire dans les meilleures conditions.

Le Mystère des Faluns – Les Perrières – Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• To Visit

The Perrières is famous for its monumental size and is now home to the spectacular “Mystery of the Faluns”*, which has
made it one of the most visited sites in Anjou. As you progress from cave to cave you will enjoy the magnificent beauty of the
site and its geological and human history.

You will be amazed by a series of imaginative works, blending art and science, plunging you into a magical underground and underwater world.

An informative film, exciting lighting, walls glowing blue, a ballet of jellyfish, a water mirror, a shark, a whale and atmospheric music… An unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Allow from 45 minutes to one hour..

*One star in the 2016 Michelin Guide Vert

PARC ORIENTAL – Maulévrier (49)

• To visit

The maulévrier oriental park is the story of a forgotten garden. it was originally created at the beginning of the 20th century
when alexandre marcel, the famous architect and expert on the orient, redesigned the gardens of château colbert with the help of the gardeners and the support of the owners.

A forgotten garden: when Alexandre Marcel died, the garden fell into a state of abandon between 1940 and 1980
and many of the plant varieties and garden structures were lost.

Japanese experts: since 1980 the park has belonged to Maulevrier town council and is managed by
a charitable association. With the help of numerous volunteers and permanent staff the garden was gradually restored.

In 1987, 3 Japanese experts recognised the park as an example of the great landscape gardens of the Edo
period (17th and 19th century), with historical and symbolic importance. Since then, 12 hectares
have been transformed into a Japanese landscape and receive permanent attention from gardeners and
landscape artists.

The garden at night: from May to September the park offers musical and poetic evening strolls through the garden,
in the spirit of the nocturnal visits to Japanese gardens. These strolls begin at night falls and a mysterious and
magical atmosphere is created by the clever lighting which does not destroy the darkness of the night.

Une saison inédite au Château à Motte (49)

• To Visit

Plus qu’un lieu culturel, le Château à motte est unvlieu d’exception où, grâce au travail d’une équipe de passionnés, l’histoire est rendue vivante !
Cette année, la saison estivale débutera mercredi 1er juillet.
Une saison repensée et particulière, dans un contexte exceptionnel.
Chaque atelier et chaque visite ont été revus et revisités, afin d’offrir un maximum de diversités et de vous permettre de
profiter d’animations récréatives.
Les familles sont particulièrement « visées » par cette programmation.
Parents, ou grands-parents, et enfants sont attendus pour visiter les lieux sous toutes ses formes et participer à des ateliers
destinés à faire découvrir le Moyen-Âge et ses trésors.
Bestiaire fantastique, initiation aux techniques de constructions médiévales, découverte de la vie du chevalier… et de sa princesse, découverte de l’enluminure, de la calligraphie, ou de l’art héraldique, jeux d’adresse de hasard et de réflexion, participez à l’un des ateliers proposés.
Ne manquez pas non plus les visites, les Escape game, ou la chasse aux trésors…

Une programmation établie dans le respect des règles sanitaires : groupe de 8 personnes maximum,
réservation obligatoire, solution hydroalcoolique à disposition, distanciation respectée.

VILLE DE LOUDUN (86)

• To visit

Loudun offers you a wonderful stroll through history.
The house where Théophraste Renaudot was born, known as the‘house of the illustrious’
The former Sainte Croix Collegiate church, with a fine Romanesque choir and 12th, 13th and 14th century features,
nowadays home to contemporary art exhibitions
The 11th century Square Tower, Foulques Nerra’s Romanesque keep Porte du Martray,
the remains of a 13th century fortress near the Charbonneau-Lassay museum
Loudun is also beautifully landscaped and full of flowers, with numerous parks, including the mediaeval style gardens
at the foot of the Square Tower.

PARC DE L’ETANG – Brissac Quincé (49)

• Activities

Games and activities for all ages : trampolines, inflatable structures, pony rides, donkeys, goat garden, pedalos, ziplines, water slide, miniature train, mini-golf, mini-bobsleigh, a big maze, barefoot walks and more. Lots of picnic tables and barbecues for you to use, guaranteeing a relaxing, fun day out for all the family.

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MAISON DES ARTISANS – Angers (49)

• To visit

80 craftsmen can be found at the Maison d’Adam. The Maison des Artisans (house of the craftsmen) is installed in
the Maison d’Adam, a famous and magnificent, partly wooden house from the 15th century, and is the showcase for
the talent and creativity of more than 80 craftsmen: glass blowers, sculptors, jewellers, wood turners, potters and so
on. They have got together here to allow you to see the fruit of their work. Come on in – when you leave you will have
another wonderful memory of our region and be delighted by this visit to a very special place. Following the tradition
of the Angevin tapestry makers, the Maison d’Adam has a good choice of reproduction tapestries (The Lady and the
Unicorn, the Angers Apocalypse, Bayeux, etc.) and contemporary tapestries (patterns from Picasso, Klimt or Monet).
There is something to suit every budget. You are sure to find the ideal present here, either for yourself or to give to
someone else. Open all year long from 9:30 am to 7 pm except Sunday and Monday morning.