Get a bit active,
a lot, go wild…
or not at all

A playground favourable to countryside and urban activities

Idleness by the swimming pool with a panoramic view, sports on 2 wheels on the La Loire à Vélo course or exploring the Terra Botanica plant theme park with botanical gardens. Activities are Green at Le Château des Forges!

Listed as a nature reserve, the Saint Aubin valleys offer great opportunities for walks or bike rides to recharge your batteries, whilst the town of Angers is on hand for you to discover all its treasures collected over the centuries. Also head off to Terra Botanica, the botanical theme park just a stone’s throw from the Hotel.


On foot, by bike, on the Mayenne or the Loire, discover a perfect playground in the heart of the countryside, and a few minutes from Angers.


Lovers of hiking can head for the Ile Saint Aubin, an island cut off by the Vieille Maine, Sarthe and Mayenne rivers. A genuine nature spot, listed as a Natura 2000 site, that is simply waiting for you.



Heated swimming pool
(from spring to the end of September)




Small vegetable garden


Botanical garden


Enclosed park with sheep



Hiking (Ile Saint Aubin island)


Cycling (Ile Saint Aubin)


Fishing (Ile Saint Aubin)


Leisure park on the Lac de Maine lake


Aqua Vita (swimming)


Iceparc (ice skating)


Trip and cruise in a gabare – a traditional flat-bottomed boat (Atoue Loire)

The Lac de Maine lake

A little further along the Maine, with 220 hectares including 110 given over to the lake, the Parc du Lac de Maine leisure park is the ideal location for open-air leisure.

A remarkable biodiversity, spectacular countryside, protected surroundings and a wide range of activities. Such are the adjectives used for this artificial lake, located only 5 minutes from the centre of Angers. Those local to Angers or indeed Anjou, and the numerous visitors here make the most of this exceptional site to relax, do sport, swim, sail or even take advantage of a sun-drenched Sunday as a family.

The Lac de Maine park is a wonderful playground to indulge in a full range of sports:


Orienteering courses




Walking trails












Kite flying


Swin-Golf golf course






Beach soccer



Taking one of the best cycling routes in France, following the course of the Loire, stop at the Lac de Maine park. These few pedal strokes throughout this unique route, entice you to explore the varied landscapes enhanced by the countryside.

Lac de Maine website the itineraries of the “Loire à vélo”