La Jaclotière is ideally situated for visiting some of the most popular tourist attractions around Saumur and Angers. Visit the historic chateaux, sample the wines of Anjou, play golf at Baugé (one of the top ten courses in France) or just wander the quiet lanes.
List of restaurants in pdf format - courtesy of Beaufort-en-Valleé Tourist Office - here.
Things to do for families with young children here.
|Le Cadre Noir de Saumur
(The Ecole Nationale dEquitation)
|Saumur the Ecole Nationale dEquitation is the premier riding school in France and the Cadre Noir is the teaching body of instructors. Open to the public with guided visits and riding displays. Thirty minutes drive from La Jaclotière. Website|
|lAbbaye Royale de Fontevraud||Saumur Abbey of Fontevraud. Burial place of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart. Thirty minutes drive from La Jaclotière. Website|
|Le Mans 24-hour Race||Located just south of Le Mans the 24-hour race is unique in the motor sport calendar. One hour drive from La Jaclotière. Website|
|Golf in Baugé||The golf course at Baugé is rated as one of the top ten courses in France. Only 20 minutes from La Jaclotière. Website|
|Baugé Château||The hunting lodge of King René originally a fortress contstructed by Foulques Nerra. Twenty minutes from La Jaclotière. Website|
|Château de Montgeoffroy||
Château from the XVIIIth century fully furnished with its original furniture. Open every day from late March until the end of October. Home of the de Contades family for over 300 years.
At Mazé- only ten minutes drive away. Website
|Terra Botanica||With 110 000 m² of gardens, aquatic spaces, glasshouses
and buildings, interspersed with 40 attractions and activities, TERRA
BOTANICA is the first theme park in Europe devoted to plant life.
Fun and educational, the park invites young and old alike to experience
an extraordinary adventure at the heart of the Anjou region.
The park is situated to the north of Angers, in the N°16 exit of the A11 between Paris and Nantes, direction Cantenay Epinard.
|Cabaret Orstella||Located in Fontaine Guerin a cabaret featuring horses,
dance, singing, high-wire acrobatics and comedy. See just the show
or enjoy dinner with the show.
Website in french here or Google translation to english here.
Click here for the brochure (in French).
|Château du Fresne||Recommended by ourselves
Anjou rouge, rosé, blanc, Coteaux du Layon & Crémant de Loire. Bottle, vinibib (bag-in-a-box) or bring your own barrel.
Located in the village of Faye D'Anjou, near Brissac. The château in Brissac is also worth a visit. Forty-five minutes drive. Website
|Domaine de la Tuffière||Also recommended.
Anjou blanc sec- Anjou Blanc Moëlleux - Rosé d'Anjou - Anjou Mousseux
Twenty minutes drive to Lué en Baugeois.
Grapes from the vines at La Jaclotière were sent to the Domaine de la Tuffière until the mid-90's. Website
|Les Caves de la Loire||Anjou rouge, Anjou rosé, blanc, Coteaux du Layon
& Crémant de Loire. Saumur champigny, Sancerre, Muscadet
sur Lie, Touraine, Chinon & Pouilly Fume. Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux
de l'aubance, Bonnezeaux, & Quart de Chaume. All wines are available
for tasting. Modern caveaux with excellent English spoken.
Bottle & BIB only.
Rent an electric bicycle at the caveaux and tour the local vineyards map supplied.
Thirty minutes drive to Brissac the cave is close to the château which is well worth a visit.
Les Caves de la Loire
Route de Vauchrétien