Known as the "Garden of France" and "Château Country" it’s a region that was much beloved by French kings.
Educational Visits & Study Themes
- Château – Chenonceau, on the river Cher, is also known as the Château des Dames, as several French noblewomen influenced its design in the 16th century.
- Château – Azay-le-Rideau, built on an island in the river Indre during the 16th century, this beautiful building is one of the earliest Renaissance châteaux.
- Château – Angers, an imposing 13th century manor house that dominates the city with its 17 towers. The famous tapestry of the Apocalypse can be seen inside.
- Château des Aigles, Chauvigny, displays of birds of prey and exotic birds take place every afternoon within the ruins of the medieval castle.
- Futuroscope, European Park of the moving image. Attractions include 360 cinema, 3D films and the magic carpet where the action is screened in front and beneath you.
- Puy du Fou, fascinating shows featuring gladiators, Vikings, medieval knights and a reconstructed 18th century village.
- Troglodyte Caves, at Rochemenier and La Fosse. These provide an amazing taste of everyday life underground. The Mushroom Museum near Saumur shows an alternative use for the caves.
- Local Produce, vineyards, sparkling wine caves, goat farms, chocolate makers, organic markets and snail farms are just some visits available.