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.
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
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.
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.
1 night in guest-rooms + visit to a winemaker + 1 box of 3 bottles Loire wine selected organic
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.
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.
Troglodyte cellars, gourmet and traditional restaurants, good value for families... Here is a choice of restaurants by order of proximity:
From the military equestrian tradition, le Cadre Noir de Saumur trains the teaching staff of the National School of Riding.
Felines, the big aviary, the bioparc / Doué-la-fontaine Zoo for a good family time.
Fishing and swimming 2 km away from La Cotinière
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.