France: Loire Valley

Around Angers

The birthplace of Chenin Blanc
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 19 April 2011
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Ideal One Day Itinerary

Stay at Hotel du Mail or Hotel d’Anjou, Angers

Visit: Château of Angers and tapestries
Lunch at Une Ile in Angers, or if weather good, drive to the Island of Béhuard for a picnic.

Visit 1: Domaine Baumard in Rochefort
Visit 2: Château Pierre-Bise in Beaulieu-sur-Layon
Dinner at Le Petit Comptoir in Angers - very easy walking from both hotels.


Ideal Two Day Itinerary

Stay at Hotel du Mail or Hotel d’Anjou, Angers

Day One

Visit 1: Domaine des Rochelles in Saint-Jean-de-Mauvrets
Visit 2: Domaine de Bablut in Brissac-Quincé
Light lunch in Brissac-Quincé – Le Haut Tertre a possibility – or a picnic in the vineyards of the L’Aubance or Layon

Visit 1: Visit and tasting at the Château de Brissac
Visit 2: Domaine Richou in Mozé-sur-Louet (if time)
Dinner at Le Relais

Day Two

Tour Angers setting aside a good two hours for the château and the tapestries
Lunch at La Riviera, Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne

Drive across country along the Layon river to St-Lambert du Lattay
Visit 1: Domaine Ogereau
Visit 2:  Domaine de Closel in Savennières
Dinner at Le Petit Comptoir


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