Tourism in Durtal

Discover the wealth of culture and heritage in Maine-et-Loire, just 400 m from Les Portes de l’Anjou *** campsite.

The Royal Castle of Durtal

After Henri II, Charles IX, Catherine de Médicis and Louis XIII, come and discover the imposing Château de Durtal, a historic monument open to visitors: its former kitchens, its fresco gallery, its covered walkway, its “engoulents” room, its 15th-century framework and one of the largest fireplaces in France!

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Both a fortress and a château d’apparat, Durtal is a perfect architectural example of the monumental Loire Valley buildings of the 15th and 16th centuries. Built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the town and the river Loir, the huge 5,000 m2 building and its 90 rooms can only be discovered on guided tours.

Private castle and guided tour only (Charge – duration 1h)

  • Open from April to end October
  • April / May – September / October: Open weekends and public holidays
  • June 1 to August 31: Every day except Tuesday
  • Départ des visites : 10h30 – 11h30 – 14h30 – 15h30 – 16h30 – 17h30

Telephone: 02 41 69 92 60

More information on the Anjou tourisme website

The DURTAL Interpretation Trail – 1h walk

A town of water, a town of stones, a town of discovery, Durtal is endowed with a wealth of historical and natural treasures that embellish it throughout the seasons. Discover the charm of Durtal on this trail, with its magnificent château on the banks of the Loir, its old town, the old St-Léonard district and the Val d’Argance…

A 4 km loop in the heart of the commune’s remarkable heritage. One by one, the historical and cultural treasures of the region are revealed through a series of entertaining stages. No imposed rhythm or meaning, just a thirst for discovery as a compass. Walkers then become part of the tour.

More information on the Anjou tourisme website

The Chambiers forest

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest lanes, with two walks to choose from: an educational trail to discover the flora and fauna, and a walking trail shaded by the leaves of hundred-year-old beech, hornbeam and oak trees.

Flat, family-friendly hiking trail, mainly on forest paths (for hikers and bikers). Suitable for occasional walkers.

More information on the Anjou tourisme website


Le Loir celebrates

Le Loir en fête is an event that takes place shortly after July 14th, in honor of the famous event of the early 20th century. This day is devoted to discovering activities on the theme of the Loir (exhibition, show…) To conclude this event in beauty, the day ends with a superb fireworks display (pyrotechnic show) and a magnificent popular ball.

Celebrating the terraces

In July and August, DURTAL brings the Place des Terrasses (next to the château) to life with festivities and music. Attend concerts and discover different horizons

International flea market

Every year in September, DURTAL’s town center is transformed into a veritable museum of antiques (rare items and/or objects from yesteryear) and becomes a paradise for bargain hunters and collectors.

Must-sees (Crafts / Local products / Activities…)

  • Terre sur Argance : Workshop – Gallery in the heart of Durtal. A ceramist for over 40 years, clay is the link that connects Catherine Méra to the world and to herself.
  • Montgolfier: Workshop specializing in small series production of contemporary tableware and decorative objects
  • Boule de Fort : Typical Anjou game. Just push open the door of “Petit Tivoli” to discover this game.
  • O’Miel: Set up in 2007, Ludivine and Julien have 600 hives, mainly for honey production. (Honey on sale at the campsite reception)
  • Le Livec: Passionate about new tastes, Le Livec offers aperitifs created from unique blends of wine and quality syrups. Le Livec also offers a complete range of sausages in a variety of flavours, made in the Pays de Loire region.
  • Terracotta workshops :
  • Durtal racecourse: The Durtal racecourse regularly hosts horse races.
  • Les Chevaux de la Rosière : leisure and outdoor equestrian activities, respectful of animal welfare and adapted horsemanship
  • Espace Air Passion : One of France’s leading aeronautical museums. France’s 1st light aviation museum, with a unique collection of planes and gliders

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  • Base de Loisirs de Malagué: Natural wooded site and Malagué lake. Free access for walks and picnics. Play areas, picnic tables and guinguette in summer.
  • Agri’Kids Educational Farm: The educational farm is open all year round for self-guided tours or guided tours by prior arrangement.
  • Domaine Viticole de la Tuffière Domaine de la Tuffière : production of Anjou appellation wines. Visitors welcome all year round: self-guided tours of the troglodyte cellars, followed by free wine tasting. From May to September, foreign customers can enjoy a guided tour with tasting every Thursday at 4pm, in their language (English and Dutch) with a guide (free).
  • Village Troglodytique de Cornillé les Caves: Its caves, open to visitors (by appointment), are a delight for troglodyte site enthusiasts. They are made up of over 20 km of galleries dug between the 16th and 19th centuries to extract the tufa stone needed to build the surrounding area.
  • Bateau Promenade “La Gogane”: Come aboard and be amazed! Sail between Morannes and Cheffes on the Sarthe river in Maine et Loire. 1h30 cruises.

In the vicinity of camping les Portes de l’Anjou

La Flèche Zoo

If you’re looking for a unique stay close to the famous La Flèche Zoo, our 3-star campsite is the ideal destination.

Angers: heritage and culture

Located just 30 minutes from Camping les Portes de l’Anjou in the Pays de la Loire region, come and discover the city of Angers, its castle, museums, monuments, festival and the must-see Terra Botanica park!

Loir Valley

Bike ride in the Loir Valley near Camping Les Portes de l’Anjou. Camping Les Portes de l’Anjou is located near the Vallée du Loir.

Le Mans: the city of the 24h

Discover the city of Le Mans, famous for its world-famous motor races, near Camping les Portes de l’Anjou in Durtal.

Terra Botanica

Just 1/2 hour from Les Portes de l’Anjou, a visit to the Terra Botanica park is a must.

Natural Spaces
& Hiking, including the GR35

Enjoy the GR35 hiking trails and bike rides in the Chambiers forest near Les Portes de l’Anjou campsite in Durtal.


Looking for a unique experience in Maine-et-Loire near Durtal? A visit to the Doué-la-Fontaine Zoo – BIOPARC is the ideal destination.

Anjou Tourism

Castles of Anjou

Take advantage of your stay at our 3-star campsite in Durtal to visit some of the greatest châteaux in Maine-et-Loire.

Le Puy du Fou

Take advantage of your stay at Camping Les Portes de l’Anjou in Durtal to travel back in time to the Parc du Puy du Fou.

Anjou Tourism

Saumur in the Loire Valley

Just 40 minutes from Camping Les Portes de l’Anjou, discover Saumur and its many attractions in the magnificent Loire Valley region.

Activities & events near the campsite