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Châteaux near Angers and Saumur

and in the surroundings of Saumur, visit the Fortress of Le Plessis-Macé and the Château of Montsoreau.
 

In the outskirts of Angers: the Château of Baugé and the Fortress of Le Plessis-Macé 


The Château of Baugé is a former hunting lodge much appreciated by Good King René of Anjou. Through to its fascinating Indoor Activities Itinerary visitors will be plunged into the past in a visit that will reveal the Anjou dynasty, chivalry and battles and the courtly love of the period.
Discover the room of King René of Anjou, perfectly reconstructed, and the castle's remarkable staircase with its palm-tree vault. The chapel, formerly the king's private oratory, has been opened and refurbished, and now concludes the visit to the château

Built in black schist stone, the fortress of Le Plessis-Macé gave way in the 15th century to a Gothic residence. Note its magnificent chapel and tuffeau stone balcony.
 

Near Saumur: the château of Montreuil-Bellay and the Château of Montsoreau


Built in the 13th century and still entirely furnished, the Château of Montreuil-Bellay boasts a number of medieval features: 650 metres of rampart and 13 towers constitute the outer defences of the fortress, which can be viewed from the rampart walk. All of the military architecture remains in exceptional condition.
Don't forget to visit the lodgings of the canons, the collegiate church and the baths, which date from the Renaissance period.

The
 château of Montsoreau is also a combination of fortress and house. Ideally located on the banks of the Loire, it offers an activity trail on the theme of the river.