The Manoir de la Groye is the ideal starting point for all kinds of tours in Anjou, for a couple of days, a week, or more, biking, driving, kayaking or walking. You can combine leisure, culture … and gastronomy!
The Loire river banks are 2 minutes away. A small scenic road runs by the bottom of the Domaine: It takes you to some of the most picturesque villages of the Anjou Regional Natural reserve and joins the Loire by bike itinerary.
The Angers golf course is right next door to the Domaine, with its gates a 2-minute drive away.
The charming river port of Le Thoureil is a 10-minute drive and is perfect for boat or walking tours.
Rochemenier, a picturesque village with its unique troglodyte dwellings, is a 20-minute drive.
Saumur is a half-hour drive along the scenic road, going through the most beautiful villages of Anjou.
The Doué-La-Fontaine zoo is also 30 minutes away.
After a long, turbulent and conflictual period between the English Plantagenet and the French Capetians, Anjou found prosperity during the 14th and 15th centuries, with the “Good King” René of Anjou having left a deep mark on the region. The Renaissance then flourished in the 16th century and lead to the construction of the most prestigious castles, not to be missed during your stay.
The impressive castle of Brissac, the tallest in France, is 5 minutes away.
The abbey of Fontevraud, and two of the nicest villages of France (Candes-Saint-Martin and Montsoreau) are 40 minutes away and close to each other.
The Manoir is at the heart of the Loire wine road which allows you to discover all the diversity of the wines Anjou has to offer: the region produces a wide range of wines, light or strong, red or white, sparkling, liquorous or dry.
Visiting the vineyards, you can discover them all from the famous to the lesser-known: Savennières, Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux de l’Aubance, Anjou-Villages-Brissac, Saumur-Champigny…
Restaurants and fine-food stores, accessible either by foot or a few short minutes away by car, will make you discover local products and authentic French cooking.
We will be happy to be your guides and help you to pick the restaurants that will be sure to please you!
Getting here & getting around
A 40-minute ride on line 17 of Anjoubus drops you 800m from the Manoir.
Once you’re settled in, you can freely use our bikes to get you anywhere you want along the Loire valley!