• Favourite places in the Loire valley – Angers

Angers, small city in the heart of Anjou.  Vibrant and bustling with lots of restaurants, bars and more than a sprinkling of historical monuments to keep you amused for a day or two.  Home to world famous orange liqueur Cointreau, 2 universities and lively weekly markets that dominate the streets.  An essentially French city that remains untouristy.  Get here while it still retains its authentic charm and you absolutely won’t be disappointed. The vineyards of Savennières and the Layon valley are just 20 minutes away too so a visit to Angers can be combined with some beautiful walks/cycle rides or drives around stunning countryside.