Loire Valley: Activities and tourism
Angers and its region
Loire&Sens : an ideal situation in the heart of the Loire Valley.
Loire&Sens is located 15 minutes from Angers station, the perfect location to allow you to visit the city and its treasures. Let Angers seduce you by its numerous green spaces, its religious monuments as well as its incredible sites. Enjoy strolling in the city which may surprise you at any corner.
Don’t miss in Angers :
- The Saint Maurice Cathedral
- The Castle in the middle of the city
- The Apocalypse Tapestry,
- The St Martin Collegiale Church
- The Fine Arts Museum
- The Jean Lurçat museum
- The Carre Cointreau and it' distillery.
Angers is also the Terra Botanica, the botanical theme park which welcomes you from April until the end of September.
If you are fond of historical monuments, why not discover Angers’s surroundings like the Brissac Castle, the tallest among the royal castles or the Plessis Bourré Castle where the famous film “Peau d’Ane” was shot in Ecuillé.
Not to mention the viticulture (vineyards of Layon, Savennières,vineyards of l’Aubance) and numerous cellars which offer wine-tasting sessions.
Enjoy the golf course only 1 km from Loire&Sens.
Discover the Loire, its valley and its charming villages like Le Thoureil, Blaison-Gohier, Chenehutte Les Tuffeaux, Les Rosiers….
Children and adults will be delighted by these 2 magnificent zoos.
Activities and tourism in the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley, 800km2 and 300km long has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a cultural landscape since 2000. Let yourself be seduced by the various landscapes.
The river Loire is the last natural river in Europe :
It combines both a rich and preserved nature with a worldwide architectural reputation.
A built heritage blends into nature : the tuffeau rock and the slates have leant their harmonious colors to the magnificent edifices we can admire along the Loire banks.
The Loire Valley and its castles :
Following the river you will discover the Loire castles. Renaissance residences and medieval fortresses, kings, artists, well-known writers didn’t make any mistake about it. Seduced by the Loire, many of them chose to live on its banks. Every single monument has its own story to tell.
Full of history, The Loire Valley has a tremendous number of monuments among them the numerous Castles which explain its international reputation. For instance, don’t miss :
- The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
- Brissac Quincé castle
- Saumur castle
- The Dukes of Brittany’s castles in Nantes,
- Chenonceau castl
- The Chaumont –sur –Loire park and its gardens
- The royal castle of Amboise
- Azay-Le-Rideau castle
- The Royal castle in Blois
- The National Park of Chambord….
The land of the Loire and its flavor :
Wines and local products. This area offers numerous gastronomic and wine events. Vineyards from Anjou, Saumur, Orleans and the Touraine area will no doubt surprise you as well.
Riding along the Loire
Horse-riding, flying in a hot-air-ballon, travelling by boat or by bike, you ought to admire the Loire by all means. The Loire is an exceptional adventure to live in the air, on the ground or on the water.
Riding along the Loire is both a unique path but already heavily used and an accessible itinerary which enhances bike rides. This biking itinerary is one of the best bike route in France, with a total of 800kms of freewheel ride.
The Loire and its shows
The famous Cadre Noir of Saumur shows, the wonderful sound and light shows in castles such as Blois, Chenonceau, Azay-le-rideau or even Amboise will show you the treasures of the Loire Valley from another point of view.
Very close to our hotel resort, you will be able to discover the Puy du Fou. This theme park, located in the Vendée region is the place to visit if you are a French history lover.