Capital city of the Anjou wine region, a perfect starting point for your wine tour of the Layon valley.


the trip

Visiting the capital city of the Anjou-Saumur wine region rich of 20+ appellations!

This travel guide will help you plan your stay and organize a wine tasting in some of the best wineries nearby.

The city of Angers alone is worth the detour. Go visit the Angers castle and its famous “Tenture de l’Apocalypse”, a jewel of medieval tapestry. And also, in the heart of Angers, the St-Maurice cathedral and the beautiful “Place Sainte-Croix” … Take advantage of this walk to stop for lunch in one of the many restaurants in the city center. But Angers is also the perfect starting point for discovering the entire Anjou-Saumur vineyard, which has no less than 27 appellations! In the immediate vicinity, to the south of Angers, the Aubance and Layon valleys produce the sweet white wines for which the region is famous. Welcome to the Coteaux du Layon wine route. Looking for the best wineries and wine tasting tours near Angers? Keep reading.

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Aerial view of Angers and its castle
Aerial view of Angers and its castle
The Château d'Angers houses the magnificent Tapestry of the Apocalypse
The Château d'Angers houses the magnificent Tapestry of the Apocalypse
Wine tasting near Angers - Chateau de Brissac
Château de Brissac: a must visit during a week-end near Angers
Coteaux du Layon vineyards - Chateau Soucherie
Chateau Soucherie winery, superb views over the Layon valley

Angers : where to taste wine?

A selection of great wineries in the area. Pick a winery to book the perfect wine tasting experience.

Organising a wine tour in the Anjou-Saumur vineyards? There are so many wine tasting opportunities near Angers. Among the closest wineries near Angers, we can recommend a visit to Savennières, with a white wine tasting at Domaine aux Moines.

The dry white wines of Savennières are probably among the best of the Loire Valley. You can then cross the river Loire. On the South bank begins the Layon valley and its famous sweet white wines.

Stop for a wine tasting at Domaine du Petit Métris or at Domaine Patrick Baudouin. Both are top notch wineries of the Coteaux du Layon appellation. The Château Soucherie is an excellent option for an extended stopover : book a night or two in their magnificent guest rooms. The Domaine de Bois Mozé , a little further West will be the opportunity for a stopover in the heart of the Anjou vineyard. Not far from the Château de Brissac, which in itself is worth a detour and a visit.

Wine appellations near Angers

Angers Castle

Fast track access to fortress, gardens, and the Apocalypse Tapestry.
The Château d'Angers houses the magnificent Tapestry of the Apocalypse
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Angers : Things to do and to see in the area

Recommended attractions and must-see places nearby.
Chinon. Famous for its quality red wines ... but also a beautiful medieval city worth a (de)tour.
Welcome to the heart of Anjou, at the confluence of Saumur and Coteaux du Layon vineyards!
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