In a region crammed with monuments, why is Anjou special? For one thing, most of its châteaux are lived-in. Serrant, Brissac, Montgeoffroy, Le Plessis-Bourré and Montreuil-Bellay, to name a few, are real homes filled with ancestral treasures.
Religious marvels include the fine Romanesque priory at Cunault and intriguing twisted spires around Baugé. Fontevraud – France’s largest monastic city – still displays recumbent effigies of King Henry II and his son, Richard the Lionheart!
To discover which Anjou lady was “England’s happiness”, check your Shakespeare!
Anjou Loire Valley castles are more than monuments! Mostly inhabited, the major ones come alive by day or night in vibrant cultural events. On or...