Take life easy at Noirieux

No matter what your age, your tastes and your preferences… When you stay at the Château de Noirieux you can get your fill of leisure activities, outdoor pursuits, cultural visits and nature visits that change with the seasons as you discover the Loire Valley, included on UNESCO's World Heritage list.

At the château

  • 9-hectare grounds beside the river Loir
  • Heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi (mid-May to mid-September)
  • Green maze
  • Tennis court (rackets and balls provided)
  • Bike rides (4 mountain bikes available for your use)
  • Walking excursions
  • Board games
  • Beauty treatments and massages in our dedicated Pavilion (to be booked in advance)
  • Yoga (seasonal)
     

Nearby

  • Walks 
  • Château du Plessis Bourré: 15 mins
  • Château d’Angers: 20 mins
  • Apocalypse Tapestry (Angers): 20 mins
  • Terra Botanica plant world theme park (Angers): 20 mins
  • Canoeing - Kayaking - Tree-top trails
  • Angling (licence requested)
  • The Loire Valley by bike from Angers to Saumur and beyond…

Concierge Booklet

Further afield

  • Château de Brissac: 30 mins
  • Château de Montgeoffroy: 30 mins
  • Château de Serrant: 35 mins
  • Saumur: 50 mins
  • The Cadre Noir of Saumur: 50 mins
  • Puy du Fou, Europe's No.1 theme park: 1 hr
  • Fontevraud Abbey: 1hr
  • Château and Gardens of Villandry 1hr
  • Maulévrier Oriental Park: 1 hr

Guided tour in Loire Valley with a private driver

Golf courses

The Anjou vineyards in the Loire Valley

The Anjou vineyards cover an area of 20,000 hectares. 32 appellations provide a tremendous repertoire: dry and sweet whites, dry and medium-dry rosés, characterful reds and fine sparkling wines.
Your stay at the Château de Noirieux will be a great opportunity to visit a wine estate or two, or arrange a discovery break. We are always here to advise. 

View the Anjou vineyards' wine menu
 
•    AOC COTEAUX DE L’AUBANCE / ANJOU VILLAGE:
Château d’Épiré – Mr Luc Bizard - Place de l’Ancienne Eglise 49170 Savennières (Épiré)
www.chateau-epire.com 
Tel: +33 2 41 77 15 01

Domaine du Closel – Château des Vaults, Ms Evelyne De Pontbriand 1 Place du Mail 49170 Savennières
www.savennieres-closel.com 
Tel: +33 2 41 72 81 00

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant – Mr Nicolas Joly 49170 Savennières
www.coulee-de-serrant.com 
Tel: +33 2 41 72 22 32

•    AOC COTEAUX DE L’AUBANCE / ANJOU VILLAGE:
Domaine des Rochelles – Mr Jean-Yves Lebreton 49920 Saint-Jean-des-Mauvrets
www.domaine-des-rochelles.com 
Tel: +33 2 41 91 92 07

Domaine de Bablut – Mr Christophe Daviau 49320 Brissac
www.bablut.fr 
Tel: +33 2 41 91 22 59

•    A.O.C COTEAUX DU LAYON:
Domaine de la Petite Croix – Mr Denechere-Geffard – 49380 Thouarcé
www.domainedelapetitecroix.fr 
Tel: +33 2 41 54 06 99
Château de Bellevue – Tijou & Fils – 49190 Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné
www.chateaudebellevue.fr 
Tel: +33 2 41 78 33 11

•    A.O.C CREMANT DE LOIRE:
Langlois Chateau – 49400 St-Hilaire-St-Florent
www.langlois-chateau.fr 
Tel: +33 2 41 40 21 40

Bouvet Ladubay – 49400 Saumur – St-Hilaire-St-Florent
www.bouvet-ladubay.fr 
Tel: +33 2 41 83 83 83

•    A.O.C SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY:
Domaine des Roches Neuves – M. Thierry Germain – Bd St Vincent – 49400 Varrains
www.rochesneuves.com 
Tel: +33 2 41 52 94 02

•    A.O.C BOURGUEIL / ST NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL:
Domaine de la Chevallerie – Ms Stéphanie Caslot – 37140 Restigné
www.domainedelachevallerie.fr 
Tel: +33 2 47 97 37 18

Domaine de la Butte – Mr Jacky Blot – 37140 Bourgueil
www.jackyblot.fr 
Tel +33 2 47 97 81 30
 

Selected trails and paths – Our favourites from all around Anjou

  •  The River Loire in all its GLORY 

(3 - 4 hours)

Route instructions: Briollay – Saumur – Fontevraud
Candes Saint-Martin – Saumur – Cunault – Gennes – Le Thoureil-Briollay

Things to see: Fontevraud Abbey, St Martin Collegiate Church at Candes, Cunault Priory Church, Saumur Vineyards, Troglodytes, Loire riverbanks, Boats on the Loire, boarding at Thoureil on a "gabare" (traditional river boat)

  •  La Pointe - Bouchemaine / Béhuard, an island on the Loire / from the Village of Savennières to Chenin de l’Anjou 

(2 - 3 hours)

Route instructions: Briollay – Bouchemaine – Béhuard – Savennières – Epiré – Angers – Briollay

Things to see: 
- Exceptional panoramic views from Bouchemaine at the confluence of the Maine and Loire rivers.
- Built on a volcanic rock on an island in the Loire, Notre-Dame de Béhuard was constructed in the 16th century.
- A once-in-a-lifetime walk through the little town of Béhuard and along the river to the tip of the island.
- The wonderful little Village of Savennières and Epiré to discover the vineyards and their wines

  • A hike or bike ride at the Natura 2000 site of the Lower Valleys of Anjou

Just below Noirieux in a vast flood plain, a favourite habitat for birds (2 - 3 hours)

Route instructions: Noirieux – Villevêque – Soucelles – La Roche Foulque – Noirieux
 
Go to the foot of the estate and take the path on your left, which takes you alongside the river Loir. Cross the Loir by ferry and follow the waymarked paths to Villevêque (take a tour of the Château or gardens). Make your way back via the little town of Soucelles and visit the wash house at the bottom of the town. Follow the Loir again to Roche-Foulque and continue to Noirieux.