“Best holiday we had”
“Exploring this land of castles”
– From the guestbook
Château de la Buronnière
offers an ideal base to explore the many attractions in the region and to enjoy the rustic charms of typical French villages and romantic rivers.
There is a large choice of interesting tours and we will be most happy to advice you in planning your daytrips.
Next to touristic attraction of the world-famous Loire Châteaux in and nearby this region, you fill find many more amazing castles. Anjou has more than 60 châteaux open to the public. Among them are many exquisite decorated family chateaux that host impressive furniture collections and paintings and where you will find delightful gardens.
The region has many centuries-old churches, cathedrals and abbeys.
The Abbey of SOLESMES is still a monastic settlement. It offers unique five daily services with Gregorian chant.
The impressive Abbey of FONTEVRAUD is the last resting place of Plantagenet kings (Henri II and Richard I Lionheart).
Wine and Vineyards
For 400 hundred years wines from Anjou have graced the tables of European royalty.
There are many exceptional vineyards. A well signposted route will guide you round the different wine-growing areas and through picturesque villages. Visitors have always been positively welcomed in Anjou. Meet the winegrowers, visit the caves, learn all about winegrowing and which wines to buy. Of course, we will be happy to introduce you at our favourite addresses.
Towns and Villages
With Château de la Buronnière as a starting point you have a great choice for visiting some lovely French towns and charming villages.
What Anjou does even better than anywhere else is to provide architectural interest at all levels. Even in simple villages you will find historic treasures. And do not miss the chance to step into one of the original village festivals or brocante-markets.
As one of the towns to visit, we only mention here ANGERS.
Angers, with its three universities, sparkles like a small Paris. A lovely town with its southern character, its cobblestones in the medieval quarters and sunny terraces and fountains.
A town of art and history where medieval half-timbered buildings compete with grander monuments. One of the most imposing is the medieval Castle that stands at the entrance to the town. Behind its massive towers the masterpiece of the Apocalypse Tapestry is displayed.
The many pedestrian streets offer boutiques and antique shops. Angers has interesting museums and many festivals and great markets.
The region offers a rich choice of sports:
Golf: No less than six beautiful Golf Courses.
Water sports: Kayak and small boats for rent nearby Château de la Buronnière. On several places along the rivers or the lakes you will find the possibility to rent kayaks or boat.
Hiking: Many footpaths and hiking trails.
Equestrian sports: Horses have always been a passion in Anjou. Many horse events take place: Special courses in Angers and almost weekly courses in many other towns and villages. Saumur is world-famous for its dressage and the Cadre Noir.
For children there is a lot to do and to see in Anjou.
Theme Parcs: TERRA BOTANICA near Angers: a beautiful plant-themed parc. An absolute must to visit. With amazing gardens, plants and interesting attractions a lovely place to visit for adults and children alike. PUY DU FOU: A grand historic theme Park near Cholet.
Great castles, also for children are the nearby Le Plessis Bourré (an almost fairy-tale Renaissance castle with moats) and the medieval Castle of Angers.
Furthermore: animal farms – two large impressive Zoos – playgrounds and sandy beaches along the rivers.