DO NOT MISS IN ANJOU
Plan your visit around the Château de l'Epinay thanks to our selection of places to discover and visit the region. Whether you are coming as a couple, with a family, or with friends, you won't have any trouble finding your happiness in Vallée de la Loire! See at the bottom of the page for 3 program ideas made for you!
Discover also each week the activities proposed by the Tourism Office Anjou Vignobes et Villages, Anjou Tourisme and Destination Angers.
The Loire Valley wines that you will find in our restaurant come mainly from local vinyards including the red Anjou, Le Savennières, the white chenins, Crémant, Côteaux du Layon or Côteaux de L'Aubance... We recommend to our customers the visit some of these cellars where the winemakers will welcome you and will share their know-how with you.
Just a few minutes from the hotel, the Château de Serrant allows history and architecture lovers to discover richly furnished medieval rooms and a fascinating library. Surrounded by a moat, the Château de Serrant is a jewel of the Renaissance, inhabited by the same family for generations.
The castle of Angers, also called castle of the Dukes of Anjou, is located in the heart of the city of Angers (department Maine-et-Loire). This imposing medieval fortress and its 17 massive towers of schist and tuffeau dominate the Maine and the city. The formal gardens that adorn the castle, as well as the Apocalypse Tapestry are to be visited without hesitation.
The Château du Plessis-Macé welcomes every year the actors of the Anjou Festival . It is a medieval castle, rebuilt in the Renaissance, located about ten kilometers from Angers.
The Château du Plessis-Bourré is a real fairy-tale castle: with its beautiful towers, surrounded by a moat, it seems to float in the water. The interior is very rich and refined, it is a "must" to visit!
The highest castle in France is still today the private property of the Dukes of Brissac. Take the opportunity to travel through the centuries by climbing the seven floors of the Château!
The masterful arrival at the Chateau grounds is breathtaking! This beautiful 18th century castle, entirely decorated in the style of the time, is an architectural gem not to be missed. A walk in the garden is also a must.
Just an hour away is the Puy du Fou, elected best amusement park in the world, it is a unique place that makes you forget that we live in the 21st century! Costume shows, falconry, Vikings: a real plunge into another world from which you don't want to leave.
The Park Terra Botanica opened in 2010 and it is the first entertainment and amusement park focused on plants. It reveals the secrets of six centuries of plant history. Plant heritage and plant novelties are showcased with 500,000 plants from around the world. Between playful adventures and botanical discoveries, embark on an unusual adventure!
Founded in 1101 on the borders of Anjou, Touraine and Poitou, Fontevraud owes its power to the Plantagenet and its close links with Eleanor of Aquitaine. It offers all year round visits between art and history.
A hundred kangaroos are at liberty in this garden 20 minutes from Epinay. This incredible course created in a park of 8 hectares is a real discovery for children who will be able to observe the animals in a playful and educational way. Without any barriers, visitors will be able to observe the animals freely!
This 29-hectare park, founded in 1680, is recognized today as the largest Japanese-inspired park in Europe. It is one of the pilot projects for the quality of its restoration and enhancement.
The Zoo de la Flèche is renowned for the quality of its facilities and ranked among the top 5 parks in France. It shelters 1500 animals on its 14 hectares of park. The particularity of the Zoo of La Flèche: the diversity of the plant species it shelters. The plant decoration contributes naturally to the well-being of the animals and indirectly to the visitors'.
In 1875, Edouard Cointreau developed the original recipe for Cointreau, a world famous drink. A visit to the only production site in Saint-Barthélémy d´Anjou will introduce you to the manufacturing secrets made of orange peel. Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health.
If you have the time, do not hesitate to visit the Saumur troglodytes, houses and villages carved into the tufa. In Saumur, also make a detour to the Cadre Noir which offers magnificent equestrian shows!
Built between the 11th and 19th centuries in the heart of a vineyard of several tens of hectares, this Château hides another! It is considered to be one of the largest underground fortresses in Europe (a network of 28,000m2 of cavities and tunnels).