Guidebook for Ambillou-Château

Alison + Dom
Alison + Dom
Lid sinds 2012
Alison + Dom

Guidebook for Ambillou-Château

Sightseeing
This is a zoo housed in an old limestone quarry and is a must even for people who hate zoos. With luxurious vegetation and animals kept in spacious ‘natural’ enclosures.
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Bioparc de Doué-la-Fontaine
103 Rue de Cholet
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This is a zoo housed in an old limestone quarry and is a must even for people who hate zoos. With luxurious vegetation and animals kept in spacious ‘natural’ enclosures.
One of the best known abbey complexes in France, is 13 kilometres south-east of Saumur. A really interesting place to visit for the history and the architecture.
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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
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One of the best known abbey complexes in France, is 13 kilometres south-east of Saumur. A really interesting place to visit for the history and the architecture.
A park with a collection of 15,000 rose bushes of 1,400 different varieties some of which are exclusive to the park.
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Rose Garden - Roads to Rose
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A park with a collection of 15,000 rose bushes of 1,400 different varieties some of which are exclusive to the park.
Terra Botanica is a botanical theme park, in the heart of the Anjou region. Offers a multidimensional experience of plant life from all six continents.
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Terra Botanica
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Terra Botanica is a botanical theme park, in the heart of the Anjou region. Offers a multidimensional experience of plant life from all six continents.
Built on the foundations of a medieval fortress the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau is a masterpiece of 16th-century architecture. Features on the Unesco World Heritage list.
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Château d'Azay-le-Rideau
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Built on the foundations of a medieval fortress the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau is a masterpiece of 16th-century architecture. Features on the Unesco World Heritage list.
This second most visited château in France (after Versailles), is a dream place to visit; a masterpiece of the French Renaissance.
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Kasteel van Chambord
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This second most visited château in France (after Versailles), is a dream place to visit; a masterpiece of the French Renaissance.
A must see! Built between 1515 and 1521, its late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture and extensive gardens make it a showpiece.
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Kasteel van Chenonceau
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A must see! Built between 1515 and 1521, its late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture and extensive gardens make it a showpiece.
The current chateau sits on the site of an 11th century fortification that was destroyed paving the way for the 15th - 16th century castle that you can see today.
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Château d'Ussé
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The current chateau sits on the site of an 11th century fortification that was destroyed paving the way for the 15th - 16th century castle that you can see today.
Completed in 1536, the chateau was built in a Renaissance style and is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens.
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Kasteel van Villandry
3 Rue Principale
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Completed in 1536, the chateau was built in a Renaissance style and is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens.
One of the best preserved medieval towns in France. Joan of Arc stayed in the Chateau in 1429 just before she began your quest to liberate France from England.
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Kasteel van Chinon
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One of the best preserved medieval towns in France. Joan of Arc stayed in the Chateau in 1429 just before she began your quest to liberate France from England.
Built on the 10th century remnants of a fortress built to protect Blois, the Chateau de Chaumont was built in the years between 1465 and 1510 by Charles I and Charles II d'Amboise.
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Kasteel van Chaumont-sur-Loire
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Built on the 10th century remnants of a fortress built to protect Blois, the Chateau de Chaumont was built in the years between 1465 and 1510 by Charles I and Charles II d'Amboise.
Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. It is located on a rocky ridge overhanging the river Maine. Home of the Apocalypse Tapestry.
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Château d'Angers
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Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. It is located on a rocky ridge overhanging the river Maine. Home of the Apocalypse Tapestry.
Fortress during the 13th century under the minority of Saint Louis then residence of the dukes of Anjou, the castle of Saumur overhangs majestically the Loire River.
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Château de Saumur
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Fortress during the 13th century under the minority of Saint Louis then residence of the dukes of Anjou, the castle of Saumur overhangs majestically the Loire River.
Called the troglodyte cathedrals, 50 caves 15-20 m high. Impressive and well worth a visit.
Rue des Perrières
Called the troglodyte cathedrals, 50 caves 15-20 m high. Impressive and well worth a visit.
A well preserved Troglodyte village. A living museum of how people used to live in this region.
14 Rue du Musée
14 Rue du Musée
A well preserved Troglodyte village. A living museum of how people used to live in this region.
built between 11th and 16th centuries. It sits atop an incredible underground fortress, which has only recently been opened to the public.
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Château de Brézé
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built between 11th and 16th centuries. It sits atop an incredible underground fortress, which has only recently been opened to the public.
miniature sculptures of all the major architectural landmarks of the Loire Valley. The attention to detail is phenomenal.
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Pierre et Lumière
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miniature sculptures of all the major architectural landmarks of the Loire Valley. The attention to detail is phenomenal.
Arts & Culture
The Cadre Noir is an equestrian display team based in Saumur. It is one of the most prestigious horsemanship schools in the world.
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Cadre Noir De Saumur - National School D'equitation
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The Cadre Noir is an equestrian display team based in Saumur. It is one of the most prestigious horsemanship schools in the world.
A theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows.
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Futuroscope
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A theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows.
An historical theme park near Cholet. The park is the second most popular attraction in France after Disneyland Paris. It's well worth a visit for the spectacular horsemanship and falconry.
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Puy du Fou
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An historical theme park near Cholet. The park is the second most popular attraction in France after Disneyland Paris. It's well worth a visit for the spectacular horsemanship and falconry.
Food Scene
Lovely food and wine - one of my favorites; Place de l'église 49350 LES ROSIERS-SUR-LOIRE Tél. 02 41 51 80 30
Gennes
Lovely food and wine - one of my favorites; Place de l'église 49350 LES ROSIERS-SUR-LOIRE Tél. 02 41 51 80 30
Excellent food and wine in a lovely historical setting.
Le Prieuré
Excellent food and wine in a lovely historical setting.
Gastronomic restaurant on the banks of the Maine river, opposite Angers Chateau. A one star michelin chef.
Le Favre d' Anne
18 Quai des Carmes
Gastronomic restaurant on the banks of the Maine river, opposite Angers Chateau. A one star michelin chef.
Restaurant troglodytic - traditional "fouaces" (bread which is cooked over a wood fire in an oven)
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Louresse-Rochemenier
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Restaurant troglodytic - traditional "fouaces" (bread which is cooked over a wood fire in an oven)
Drinks & Nightlife
Many fabulous wine to taste after a short lesson in wine making and a tour of the caves. Well worth your time and the wines are reasonably priced.
3 Rue Léopold Palustre
3 Rue Léopold Palustre
Many fabulous wine to taste after a short lesson in wine making and a tour of the caves. Well worth your time and the wines are reasonably priced.
Visit wine caves and taste still and sparkling wines
19 Rue Léopold Palustre
19 Rue Léopold Palustre
Visit wine caves and taste still and sparkling wines
Excellent sparkling wine and the cave tour is a good experience.
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BOUVET LADUBAY
11 Rue Jean Ackerman
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Excellent sparkling wine and the cave tour is a good experience.
A traditional producer of fine sparkling wines - guided tour of the caves then tasting. The Art-deco building is beautiful.
GRATIEN & MEYER
A traditional producer of fine sparkling wines - guided tour of the caves then tasting. The Art-deco building is beautiful.
Offers a selection of local wines.
7 Route d'Angers
7 Route d'Angers
Offers a selection of local wines.