Castles, vineyards, strolls, troglodyte dwellings, discover the bounties of our region


Chateau de Brissac

Castles

You are 10 min. away from the highest castle of France : the Château de Brissac. Extend to Angers and you will discover a new fortress-type medieval building. Within a radius of 40 km, Saumur, Brézé, Montreuil Bellay, Le Plessis Macé, Montgeoffroy, Montsoreau will offer you a wide choice of tours.

Books and maps at your disposal.


Vins de Loire

Vineyards

You are ideally placed to meet welcoming winemakers. Flagship names such as Coteaux du Layon or L'Aubance for fluffy wines, Anjou Village, Brissac or Saumur-Champigny for the reds, Cabernet de Saumur or Cabernet d'Anjou for the rosés, you will feast. Happy tasting! Check out the map of the vineyards


Troglodytes

Troglodyte dwellings

A limestone soil and the work of the men allowed the realization of habitats, cellars, galleries. Come and spend a few moments underground in the troglodytes.


Hiking

Rides and hikes

The Loire, forests, country paths, typical villages: a setting conducive to beautiful hikes. The GR3 is 8 km away and the tour "La Loire à Vélo" as well. A shelter for your bicycles is available, and maps of tours, pedestrian excursions can be loaned. We know nice spots around, and it will be our treat to share them with you.



Offer genuine trips in Val de Loire


Fouées de Grézillé

Troglodytique trip

(130 € for 2 persons)

1 nuit for 2 persons in guest-rooms + 2 meals in a troglodyte restaurant + 2 entrances for a troglodytique village.


oenological trip

Œnological trip

(118 € for 2 persons)

1 night in guest-rooms + visit to a winemaker + 1 box of 3 bottles Loire wine selected organic


Gennes Val-de-Loire

Gennes Val-de-Loire, the favorite village of the French

The Village of Gennes is in the news!



Around la Cotinière

To welcome is to be ambassador of the territory. You will find below a selection of partners nearby. They will be delighted to welcome you and share their know-how with you.


Wine harvest in Anjou

Meet the winemakers

The great originality of the wines of the Val de Loire is, they are mostly resulting from a single grape variety: Burgundy melon in the vineyards of Nantes, Chenin, Cabernet and Gamay in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine. Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in Touraine and in the Center, but also Grolleau, Pinot Meunier, Pineau d'Aunis, Romorantin

This palette of unique grape varieties in the world offers a very diverse range of wines and high expression. Here is a list of winemakers picked for you if you feel like going to meet them.


No vacation

Partners to host you

If we are full: here is a list of fellows who can offer you a stay in guest-room or cottage



Other visits nearby


Cadre Noir de Saumur

Le Cadre Noir de Saumur

From the military equestrian tradition, le Cadre Noir de Saumur trains the teaching staff of the National School of Riding.


Bioparc

Doué-la-fontaine Zoo

Felines, the big aviary, the bioparc / Doué-la-fontaine Zoo for a good family time.


grézillé pond

Grézillé's pond

Fishing and swimming 2 km away from La Cotinière


Le Thoureil

Le Thoureil

Take a nearby country road and, discover the village «Le Thoureil», it is running to become the favorite village of the French 2019! The old port of Le Thoureil evokes the golden age of skippers. The old houses of the sailors have their tufa facade and draw a picturesque silhouette at the foot of the hill.