Immerse yourself in the town of Angers!

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STAY NEAR ANGERS TO VISIT THE

AREA AROUND A VALLEY LISTED AS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

 

Make this interlude, at the gateway to Angers, a time to live in “slow life” mode.  Take time to enjoy and visit the various tourist attractions of the region, discovering its secrets.

Recreational activities, chateaux and castles, shows of all kinds, a unique wine-growing area… With so many trips and places to discover around the Château des Forges campsite, there is plenty to delight young and old alike.

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600km of cycle tracks
20 000hectares of vineyards

Whether as a family, with friends or a solo traveller, set out to conquer the Anjou region and discover destinations filled with wonder!

The Angers fortress and the Apocalypse Tapestry

A PLACE FILLED WITH HISTORY

Located in the heart of Angers, the castle of the dukes of Anjou will fill you with wonder. With, amongst other things, the Apocalyse Tapestry (a medieval work unique in the world), the architecture, magnificent gardens and panoramic view over the town of Angers, be carried away by the history and beauty of this location.

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A castle with multiple incarnations

 

Go through the gates of the castle and discover the treasures which this iconic building from the Middle Ages conceals, by strolling between the 17 imposing towers and the various gardens running alongside this symbol of the Pays de la Loire region.

 

It went from being a medieval fortress to the residence of the dukes of Anjou, then becoming a prison for more than two centuries before being registered on the list of monuments historiques (historic monuments) in 1875. Go off to explore its fascinating history.

The Apocalypse Tapestry

 

A genuine medieval treasure, listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, this unique main exhibit is on show throughout the entire year in the castle’s royal dwelling. Embark on a voyage in the world of the Apocalyse for a few moments.

 

For a more play-based perspective, you’ll find the tapestry in Playmobil® format, both more accessible and immersive for your little ones.

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Terra Botanica

THE LARGEST PLANT-BASED THEME PARK IN EUROPE
IT WILL DELIGHT CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE

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Discovering the secrets of plants

 

Through the outstanding gardens, go off to explore the history and secrets of plants, but also an exceptional collection of roses, palm trees and even orchids. Also make the most of your visit to go round the butterfly greenhouse!

500,000

plant species

from across the entire world

Rated amongst French people’s favourite theme parks: children and adults alike will leave the visit with their heads full of memories and new knowledge of the plant world.

 

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The Le Quai theatre and its varied cultural programme

Unmissable events

 

 

Plays, exhibitions, concerts, dancing, circus shows…

 

With so many different performances, there is something for everyone!

 

Open to the public in 2007, since then Le Quai has not stopped using its premises as a stage for artists in all the arts. Lively, digital, plastic arts, opera, theatre, circus, music, dance…Le Quai is a place for discovery, expression, encounters, but also sharing, notably by making performances accessible to the great majority.

The vineyards in Anjou

ANJOU, THE THIRD LARGEST WINE-PRODUCING REGION IN FRANCE:
UNDERSTAND THE SECRETS OF THE ANJOU SAUMUR VINEYARD
AND ITS 20,000 HECTARES OF VINES

Why not make the most of your stay to visit the 6 wine routes of the Val de Loire valley? Become acquainted with the flavours of the 27 AOC vineyards and discover a wine region second to none. Numerous historic wine appellations have shaped the region’s vineyards: Coteaux du Layon, Savennières, Anjou Villages, Bonnezeaux, Saumur Champigny, Quart de Chaume…

The AOCs (wines with a guarantee of quality) in the Anjou region
– Saumur

 

 

Anjou – Anjou Gamay – Anjou Mousseux – Anjou Villages – Anjou Villages Brissac – Anjou Coteaux de la Loire – Bonnezeaux – Cabernet d’Anjou – Cabernet de Saumur – Coteaux de l’Aubance – Coteaux de Saumur – Coteaux du Layon – Crémant de Loire – Haut Poitou – Quarts de Chaume – Rosé d’Anjou – Rosé de Loire – Saumur – Saumur Mousseux – Saumur Puy Notre Dame – Saumur Champigny – Savennières – Savennières Coulée de Serrant – Savennières Roche aux Moines – Vins du Thouarsais.

Biodynamics produces enthusiasts!

 

Besides organic wines, biodynamic wine unites the pioneers of Anjou.

 

This wine developed according to the principles of biodynamics, based upon a biodynamic lunar calendar, aiming to exploit the treasures of the earth by using its own ecosystem, for example blends notably with soaked or infused plants, to replace traditional industrial fertilisers.

Organic wine pioneers
in Anjou

 

Mark Angeli (Domaine de la Sansonnière)
Nicolas Joly (Coulée de Serrant)
Richard Leroy (Noels de Montbenault & Clos des Rouliers)
Jo Pithon (Domaine Pithon-Paillé)
Patrick Baudouin (Domaine Patrick Baudouin)
Olivier Cousin (Family wine estate)

The Castles and Chateaux of the Loire

Who hasn’t ever dreamt of having a taste of royalty?! Go back to the past, and discover an exceptional area listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

 

The lords and the Loire river have lived together for centuries, their close collaboration continually enabling the construction of the loveliest buildings near the river. You will rapidly be transported into a succession of well-tended gardens, splendid scenery, majestic architectural styles and even hidden treasures…All in a Renaissance atmosphere.

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The 22 castles and chateaux, birthplaces of the Renaissance in the Val de Loire region.

 

Château Royal d’Amboise castle
Château d’Azay-le-Rideau chateau
Château Royal de Blois chateau
Domaine National de Chambord chateau and park
Domaine Régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire castle
Château de Chenonceau castle
Château de Cheverny chateau
Forteresse Royale de Chinon fortress
Château du Clos-Lucé manor house / Leonardo Da Vinci gardens
Château de Langeais castle and park
Château du Rivau castle and gardens
Cité Royale de Loches castle
Château de Sully-sur-Loire castle
Château de Vallandry castle and gardens
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud royal abbey
Château de Saumur chateau
Cadre Noir de Saumur castle
Château de Brissac chateau
Château de Brézé castle
Château d’Angers citadel-castle
Château des Ducs de Bretagne castle
Château de Valencay chateau