The Château de La Caillotière offers plenty of activities on the estate and at the same time is ideally situated to discover the Loire Valley and South Normandy.
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On the Estate
If you want to relax and stay on the Estate, you can
Swim in the new swimming-pool (6x12m),
Play tennis, table tennis or badminton,
If you are a good rider you can ride Quemy, a tall trotter horse or Icare the Haflinger double-pony.
Horse-riding lessons are available 10 minutes away at the Ecuries Arthyss.
Some bicycles are provided.
Practice pétanque (the traditional French boule game) around the château.
Visit the Loire Valley
From the Château de La Caillotère you can visit the many castles along the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From the close by Plessis-Bourré to the more distant Chateau de Villandry and its unique vegetable garden or the jewels of Chambord and Amboise, a royal castle and tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, Azay, Blois, Chenonceau, the most charming of all, and many many more… Or see them from the sky with a scenic flight or in hot air balloon.
Discover Angers and its fantastic tapestries from the XIVth century in the medieval castle, its cathedral or its amazing market on Saturday morning.
Follow the Loire river and visit its picturesque villages, like Saint Florent le Vieil, Chalonnes sur Loire, in search of antiques, Béhuard on its island or the troglodyte village of Rochemenier.
A day by the sea
For a day trip on the coast, you can visit the Mont Saint Michel, a world heritage site that cannot be missed at the border between Normandy and Brittany. A few kilometres way you can also visit the amazing walled port city of Saint Malo.
Or you can explore Nantes where after fifteen years of restoration work and three years of complete closure, the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany has recently reoponed.
For those who like sports
Close to the Estate, you can play Golf at the Anjou Golf & Country Club in Champigné;
Experience the thrills of acrobranch in the Anjou forest;
Or go shooting or hunting at La Maisonnette, one of the finest estates for shooting and hunting in Anjou.
Living a day back in history
Spend an amazing day at the Puy du Fou Theme Park. Live through the Circus Games back in roman times, dive right into the Middle Ages at the Medieval City or see the Vikings attacking Fort de l’An Mil…
An unforgettable day for all ages that finishes at night with a fantastic live show, a symphony of fire and water on the lake.
Wine, Gastronomy and Art
Enjoy wine tasting in one of France´s great wine region, from Nantes with its dry Muscadet, to less known but exquisitely sweet Coteaux du Layon, West of Angers. The Loire Valley wines ring like a poems: Anjou, Bourgueil, Pouilly Fumé, Sancerre, Saumur, Touraine, Vouvray. And if you don’t know which one to pick, we recommend a visit at the Domaine du Closel which produces acclaimed dry white wines from Savennières. And obviously, you’ll have to try as well some French cheese!
There are many restaurants to discover and it is impossible to mention all of them. We can suggest 10 minutes away the Restaurant la Diligence at Loiré. Or on the banks of the Loire river, and only open when they feel like it, Le Petit pêcheur (02.40.98.33.64 at Varades ) is one of its best keep secrets.
For those who have a taste for Art, we suggest you pay a visit to the studio of the Sculptor Lambert who describes his work as the Forms of Silence…
Map of activities
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|Ajou Golf & Country Club||Champigné, France|| |
Game of golf
|Ancenis Karting||Get Directions|
Canoe expedition on the Evre, or on the majestic Loire river;
|Parc Anjou Aventure||Écouflant, France|| |
Tree climbing for children and adults.
|La Maisonette|| |
One of the finest estates for shooting and hunting in Anjou.
|Le Plessis Bourré||Écuillé, France|| |
XVth Century fortress surrounded by water.
|Château & Gardens de Villandry||Villandry, France|| |
Castle and well-known for its 6 gardens.
|Château de Chambord||Chambord |
This royal Castle is one of the most famous in France.
|Château de Challain||Challain-la-Potherie, France|| |
To visit the Castle, you must make an appointment.
|Château de La Caillotière||D963, La Cornuaille |
Pays de la Loire, France
|Château d'Angers||Downtown |
Fortress in the heart of Angers and enjoy the largest medieval tapestries.
|Château Royal d'Amboise||Get Directions|
|Château de Chenonceau|| |
Royal residence built on the river Cher
|Abbaye de Fontevraud|| |
Royal Abbey - XIIth Century
|Le Cadre Noir|| |
Ecole Nationale d'Equitation
|Boat trips on the Loire||Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire, France|| |
Guided cruise on the Loire.
|Haras National de l'Isle Briand||L'Isle Briand |
49220 Le Lion-d'Angers, France
Découvrez les secrets du milieu du cheval.
|Troglodytes||Doué-la-Fontaine, France|| |
Life in the rock since the vikings.
|Domaine du closel|| |
Tour and wine tasting
|Auberge de la Diligence||Loiré, France|| |
|Le Petit Pècheur||50 Rue de la Haute Meilleraie |
44370 Varades, France
|Chocolate Factory||Route de Loire |
49440 Candé, France
Visit with reservation and degustation!
|Market Angers||9, Rue Chaussée Saint-Pierre, Downtown |
Pays de la Loire, France
Market every Saturday in Angers in the city center from 8:00 to 13:00
|Market Ancenis||Place Saint-Pierre |
44150 Ancenis, France
Market every Thursday in Ancenis from 8:00 to 13:00 around the Place saint Pierre.
|Puy du Fou - Theme Park||Les Epesses, France|| |
Brings to life periods of history in amazing shows.
|Terra Botanica||5, Chemin des Raffoux, Les Hauts de Saint-Aubin |
Pays de la Loire, France
Theme Park based on Nature.