OUR FAVORITE LINKS
Stay in the other chateaux owned by the family :
You will find the same spirit of welcome from my brother François in Champigné (25 Km North of Angers) at the Château des Briottières which is a grand XVIIIth century family property : www.briottieres.com. Also, near Alençon, enjoy a similar welcome at the home of my brother Charles-Henry, in Saint-Paterne : www.chateau-saintpaterne.com. Charles-Henry, as well as being a fine chef, is also the author of several fine recipe books.
Visit Saumur and its surroundings :
To organize your stay in Verrieres and get information about local events : the Tourist Center www.saumur-tourisme.com.
We advise you to visit :
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud with its outstanding architecture, its polychrome effigies of the Plantagenet kings (Richard Lion Heart and Alienor of Aquitaine) and its exhibitions www.abbaye-fontevraud.com
The National School of Equitation you can attend one of the traditional rehearsals of the prestigious Cadre Noir www.cadrenoir.fr
The charming castles which are inhabited that can be visited :
The feodal château of Montreuil-Bellay : www.chateau-montreuil-bellay.com
those where you can be host :The Château de Ternay www.chateau-de-ternay.com
Crémille (the family which built Verrières) www.chateaudecremille.fr
and near Fontainebleau, the château de Bourron www.bourron.fr
Our favorite caves :
The Loire Valley Chateaux :
Between Saumur and Tours, less than an hour away :
Your children will particularly enjoy :
the zoo of Doué la Fontaine www.zoodoue.fr
For antique collectors :
The Saumur Auctioneer : www.laperraudiere.com It is from the Auction hall that we (almost entirely) refurnished Verrieres !
For riding lovers :
Visit the National Riding School (E.N.E) www.cadrenoir.fr
For golf players :Golf of Saumur (9 hole course) : Tél. 02 41 50 87 00
Golf of Baugé (18 hole course) : Tél. 02 41 89 01 27
Golf of Loudun www.golf-loudun.com
For cyclists :The « La Loire à Velo » the well signposted touristic bicycle lane from Tours to Angers gets through Saumur, and is within cycling distance from Verrières.
On the Loire :- Sailing and rowing clubs
- Boat tours on the Loire www.loiredelumiere.com Loire boating (boats to hire) www.loire-nature.com
For tennis players :
Saumur-Bagneux Tennis courts : 02 41 67 43 11
In the airs :
Saumur airfield : Tél. 02 41 50 20 27