Maine-et-Loire is full of treasures! Along the Loire, the longest river in France, the wildest and certainly one of the most majestic: with its sandbanks, remarkable villages, castles, traditional boats, fauna and flora, this destination, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most beautiful landscapes in France. The horse is one of the most beautiful stories of Maine-et-Loire, a love story born in Saumur with its famous Cadre Noir, its national riding school and theHaras du lion d’Angers, in the heart of a major breeding region. The riches of the Anjou vineyard can be enjoyed à la carte: stroll along the Anjou Wine Routes and villages, visit the châteaux in the heart of the vineyards, meet the winegrowers, taste the vintages... Alongside the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud and the Cadre Noir de Saumur, four major castles in the department, château d’AngersChâteau de Saumur, Château de Brézé and Château de Brissac, are part of the prestigious network of "Grands sites patrimoniaux du Val de Loire"

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When to leave? Maine-et-Loire is open all year round! It is a destination of diversity, richness and eternal discoveries, so many pleasures of life to discover all year round. Step behind the scenes of the Cadre noir de Saumur, this prestigious school, and attend one of its public presentations in the morning. Not to mention the Cavalry Museum, the Combier distillery and the Maison des Vins for a tasting. You can ride horses all year round, by bike, on foot or even by boat!

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