Château de Montreuil-Bellay
The first castle was built in the eleventh century by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou, on the foundations of what was a Roman Oppidum.The Château, as we see it today, was constructed between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. The end of the Hundred Years War put an end to the English influence. The architecture of the château evolved in a distinctive manner; the austere fortress built for defensive purposes then became a large country pile. It is an excellent testimony to the arrival of Renaissance Humanism.
Les Gites du Layon
Lease Anjou cottage in Doué-la-Fontaine 49 Maine-et-Loire. Near our hostings, you can visted the Loire castle : Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Lucée, Saumur castle, Angers, Unusual tourist places, troglos, the Layon and Val de Loire vineyards (appellations renommées : Saumur wine, Champigny, Puy-notre dame,Saumur wine, Bourgueil etc…), thematic amusement parks : Puy-du-Fou, the Futuroscope, etc… Welcome to Anjou !