Activities

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 heated swimming-pool (6x12m),
Play tennis, table tennis or badminton,
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;

Enjoy a driving challenge at Ancenis Karting, a bucolic canoe expedition on the Evre, or on the majestic Loire river;

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: AnjouBourgueil,  Pouilly FuméSancerreSaumurTouraineVouvray. 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!

We can organize cooking classes at the Château, with Astrid de Beauregard who runs A La Table d’Astrid.

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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Sports Activities Markers: 5
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Ajou Golf & Country Club Champigné, France Get Directions
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Ancenis Karting Get Directions
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Canoing

canoeCanoe expedition on the Evre, or on the majestic Loire river;
www.anjou-loisirs.fr

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Parc Anjou Aventure Écouflant, France

aventhure-2Tree climbing for children and adults.
www.parcanjouaventure.fr

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La Maisonette

sanglierOne of the finest estates for shooting and hunting in Anjou.
www.chasse-lamaisonnette.com

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Loire Valley Markers: 13
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Le Plessis Bourré Écuillé, France

plessisXVth Century fortress surrounded by water.
www.plessis-bourre.com

 

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Château & Gardens de Villandry Villandry, France

villandryCastle and well-known for its 6 gardens. 
http://www.chateauvillandry.fr

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Château de Chambord Chambord
Loir-et-Cher, France

chateauchambord1This royal Castle is one of the most famous in France.
 http://chambord.org/

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Château de Challain Challain-la-Potherie, France

challainTo visit the Castle, you must make an appointment.
Tel: + 33(0)2 41 92 74 26
www.chateauchallain.com

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Château de La Caillotière D963, La Cornuaille
Pays de la Loire, France

SUC56615Tennis, swimming pool, horse riding, pétanque, ping pong on the Estate. 

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Château d'Angers Downtown
Angers, France

Angers-chateautemp_001Fortress in the heart of Angers and enjoy the largest medieval tapestries.
angers.monuments-nationaux.fr

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Château Royal d'Amboise

chateau_amboisewww.chateau-amboise.com

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Château de Chenonceau

132_chenonceauRoyal residence built on the river Cher 
www.chenonceau.com

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Abbaye de Fontevraud

abaye_fontefraudRoyal Abbey - XIIth Century
www.abbayedefontevraud.com

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Le Cadre Noir

cadre-noirEcole Nationale d'Equitation
www.cadrenoir.co.uk
Enjoy public performances and visit the stables.

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Boat trips on the Loire Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire, France

OT-LOIRE-AUTHION-TOF4774-2Guided cruise on the Loire.
www.maisondeloire-anjou.f

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Haras National de l'Isle Briand L'Isle Briand
49220 Le Lion-d'Angers, France

harasDécouvrez les secrets du milieu du cheval.
http://www.lelion-hn.com/

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Troglodytes Doué-la-Fontaine, France

troglodytesLife in the rock since the vikings.
http://troglo-sarcophages.fr/

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Food & Wine Markers: 6
Title Address Description
Domaine du closel

vin_anjouTour and wine tasting
www.savennieres-closel.com

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Auberge de la Diligence Loiré, France

AUBERGE-DE-LA-DILIGENCEGatronomic Restaurant
1* Guide Michelin
www.diligence.fr

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Le Petit Pècheur 50 Rue de la Haute Meilleraie
44370 Varades, France

hotel-le-petit-pecheur-varadesTel: 02.40.98.33.64 
at Varades 
www.lepetitpecheur44.fr

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Chocolate Factory Route de Loire
49440 Candé, France

chocolatier-guisabel-220x213Visit with reservation and degustation!
http://www.guisabel.fr/

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Market Angers 9, Rue Chaussée Saint-Pierre, Downtown
Pays de la Loire, France

Cande´s marketMarket every Saturday in Angers in the city center from 8:00 to 13:00

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Market Ancenis Place Saint-Pierre
44150 Ancenis, France
Cande´s market
Market every Thursday in Ancenis from 8:00 to 13:00 around the Place saint Pierre.
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Theme Parks Markers: 2
Title Address Description
Puy du Fou - Theme Park Les Epesses, France

puy484Brings to life periods of history in amazing shows.
www.puydufou.com

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Terra Botanica 5, Chemin des Raffoux, Les Hauts de Saint-Aubin
Pays de la Loire, France

terra-botanicaTheme Park based on Nature.
www.terrabotanica.fr

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By the Sea Markers: 2
Title Address Description
Mont Saint Michel

mont-saint-michel-normandyWorld Heritage Site
www.ot-montsaintmichel.com

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Castle Of The Dukes of Brittany


ChateauDesDucsDeBretagne15th century ducal residence 
www.chateaunantes.fr/en

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