Castles in Anjou

Take advantage of your stay at our 3-star campsite in Durtal to visit some of the greatest castles in the area:

Château de Baugé en Anjou 20 min from Les Portes de l’Anjou campsite

Discover the Palais du Roi René, the home of a 15th-century prince. We know about his château in Angers, from where he ruled from Anjou to Jerusalem, but do you know about his private residence, where this erudite prince loved to live, entertain his friends, hunt and write?

Enjoy a scenographic tour designed for the whole family, and discover the Banqueting Hall, the King’s Retreat, the Cladding Room and the King’s Chamber

The whole family can enjoy King René’s 5 passions, thanks to an application that lets you play along the way, based on the principle of the 7 families game…

Hôtel-Dieu Apothicairerie: Just 200m from the château, don’t miss another fascinating tour of a hospital from Louis XIV to the present day.

Open daily from April 15 to November 05

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Photo credits : Sébastien Gaudard – Anjou Tourisme

Château du Lude 30 minutes from Les Portes de l’Anjou campsite

Halfway between Tours and Le Mans, at the gateway to Anjou, the château and gardens of Le Lude are part of the Unesco World Heritage Loire Valley.

Beyond its imposing appearance, Le Lude is above all a site with a soul, which you can feel throughout your visit. Indeed, it is one of the few large châteaux still inhabited, the object of all the care of a family that has occupied it for 260 years.

Four in one! The château bears witness to four centuries of French architecture, a defensive fortress transformed during the Renaissance and Classical eras into an elegant palace-like residence. Young and old alike will be enchanted by the labyrinth, the stables and the underground passageways, all of which are full of surprises along the way.

The monument overlooks the Loir valley, and the surrounding gardens, classified as ” remarkable gardens “, have been shaped over generations, harmoniously blending regular parterres with an English-style park. Chinese roses, topiaries, labyrinths and botanical collections punctuate the visit.

Open from April1st to September 30th + weekends in October and All Saints’ vacation.

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Château du Plessis-Bourré 30 min from Les Portes de l’Anjou campsite

Château du Plessis-Bourré, formerly known as “le Plessis-le-Vent”, is a late medieval fortress surrounded by a moat. Built in just 5 years, from 1468 to 1473, its exteriors have been preserved in their original state.

Come and discover this private and still inhabited monument, built by Jean Bourré, King Louis XI’s treasurer, either on your own or with a guide.

The Château du Plessis-Bourré is unique in its Transitional style. In fact, it has all the features of a late medieval fortress with its defensive system. However, its elegance, arcaded promenade, high mullioned windows and comfortable interiors, appreciated by several French kings, herald the Renaissance.

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Angers: heritage and culture

Loir Valley

Le Mans: the city of the 24h

Terra Botanica

Natural Spaces
& Hiking, including the GR35


Le Puy du Fou

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