Coming to Anjou is discovering the emblematic places that take us to the heart of the history of places, people, their know-how and their passions.
Terra botanica is Europe's first park dedicated to the world of plants and biodiversity. More than 5,000 species of plants from all continents reveal their secrets and are staged in landscaping, set designs and unusual animations: 4D projections, walks in the tree tops... Like nature, the park evolves and grows continuously with the seasons.
La Mine bleue est une authentique mine d'ardoise que vous pouvez visiter à 126 mètres sous terre ! Vous déambulez dans les galeries et les chambres d’extraction pour découvrir l'origine de l'ardoise et ses techniques d'exploitation.
Then on the surface, you can watch a slate splitting demonstration
A real discovery full of authenticity unique in Europe.
Angers, the capital of Anjou, is a city of human scale, a “must” to be discovered because of its exceptional heritage! Its castle made of black shale stones is worth visiting, you can't miss when you arrive because its fortress is so imposing. You'll be surprised by its gardens. Angers Castle is home to the tapestry of the apocalypse: a 103-metre-long tapestry set, the longest medieval tapestry in the world.
You can wander through the city, its pedestrian streets, discover the Saint Matin Cathedral, the House of Adam one of the oldest half-timbered houses, its museums... This town is worth a visit!
A fortress surrounded by water, the Plessis Bourré château is impressive and majestic: a true fairytale castle.
castle. It was built in only 5 years following Jean Bourré instructions, the treasurer of King Louis XI, between 1468 and 1473. The rooms are furnished in different styles.
Since 2021, it is possible to discover part of the roof trusses after observing the alchemical ceiling of the guard room. The visit can continue with a walk around the castle
The Ile Briand departmental park is a jewel of greenery wedged between the Mayenne and Oudon rivers, which houses the former national stud farm of Lion d Angers and the race course. It is a paradise for horse riding and horse racing enthusiasts. The Mondial du Lion and the Anjou Loire Challenge are the headliners of the important events taking place there, but not only! Walkers will not shy away from the pleasure of strolling in this Sensitive Natural Area and discovering a multitude of protected animal and plant species. The “Francette” bicycle route also crosses the park along the Mayenne.
C’est un peu le parc d’un monde d’avant avec ses collections d’objets anciens en tout genre, un village reconstitué de 1900 avec sa célèbre épicerie, son école, des pièces de vie d'une maison de l'époque.
A ride in the little train or along the hiking trails will allow you to observe the animals in this ecopark.
Recommend for young and old!