Welcome to the ‘Wild Loire & Corniche Angevine’ wine route.
After exploring Angers Castle, drive on to Bouchemaine where the Maine flows into the Loire river. Don’t miss La Pointe, a tiny river harbour on the Loire which was once used for unloading salt from Brittany – the view of the confluence from here is superb. For a lunch break, Café des Pipelettes has a lovely terrace.
Travel through the scenery of the Corniche Angevine
After passing through Béhuard and Savennières, both classed as villages of character, you will continue onto La Possonnière, where you will be utterly transported by the atmosphere of its traditional river boats.
Next stop Montjean-sur-Loire, for a striking panorama of the Loire Valley. Château de Serrant, near Saint-Georges-sur-Loire, should also be on your list of sights to see. Discover the wines of the Anjou-Coteaux-de-la-Loire appellation.
Continue your jaunt towards the large Chalonnes island. On foot, by bike, boat or aboard the mini tourist train (in July and August), discover the Coteaux du Layon vineyards and take the opportunity to try the highly reputed sweet white wines of the Quarts-de-Chaume appellation.
Domaine des Coteaux Blancs, Domaine Dhommé
On the road to Rochefort-sur-Loire, you will pass one of the region’s most stunning viewpoints, La Haie Longue. Popular with walkers, hikers and cyclists, La Haie Longue is the ideal place for a stop in the middle of nature and for contemplating the scenery of the surrounding valleys.
Domaine Fl – Moulin de Chauvigné