Your Get Away in Anjou 7 days/6 nights
When: Monday May 27 to Sunday June 2, 2019
Sister Cities Angers-Austin Committee Chair: Albert J. Milhomme Ph. D.
Registration end April 1st, 2019 (Full payment $ 1600, $1900 if single).
May 27, 2019 (Day 1): ‘’Arrival in France and accommodation in Angers’’
Accommodation in hotel-restaurant 4 stars.
A gastronomical meal twice a day. All fees included. English speaking guide.
Welcome aperitif and gift offered by Angers Loire Tourisme.
May 28, 2019 (Day 2): ‘‘Angers, Art and History
Visit of the Castle of Angers and famous Apocalypse tapestry.
City tour and visit of the Lurcat tapestry museum.
May 29, 2019 (Day 3) ‘‘Angevin Know-How’’
Visit of the Trelaze slate mining center. Museum and exploitation techniques.
Cocktail workshop at Carre Cointreau. Discover the secret of manufacturing of a liquor.
Visit of the Castle of Brissac, inhabited by the duke of Brissac family since 1502.
Visit of a winery. Indulge yourself in an another wine degustation. Lunch at the Castle.
Welcome cocktail offered by the city of Angers
May 30, 2019 (Day 4): ’’ Saumur, land of the French Cavalry, Discovery of a city turned toward the Loire river’’
Visit of the Cunault medieval church.
Saumur museum of the Tanks or museum of the Cavalry.
Lunch in a troglodyte restaurant.
Guided visit of Fontevraud Abbey, the widest monastic ensemble of the Occident.
Fontevraud is home to the famous tombstones of the Plantagenet rulers: Henri II, Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Guided tour of a wine cellar in Saumur. Learn the “Champagne” recipe.
May 31, 2019 (Day 5) ‘‘Private Castles and Hunting Ground in Anjou’’
Visit of the King Rene d’Anjou’s Bauge Castle and its apothecary.
Lunch on the Loire river bank.
Visit of the Castle of Plessis-Bourre, with its extraordinary ceilings.
Guest of a Garden-Party offered by Angers’s French families
June 1, 2019 (Day 6): “Angers Art and History”
Visit of the famous sculptor David d’Angers’ s gallery.
Visit of the Saint Martin 6th century collegiate church.
Afternoon visit a la carte: Atoll mall, Saint Edward campus, City gardens, shopping, etc
Au revoir banquet.
June 2, 2019 (Day 7): “Au Revoir Angers”
Another buffet- breakfast as usual.
End of the tour.
Hints : Start before the 26th of May 2019 from Austin for a few days to visit Paris, or extend your stay in France after the 2th of June 2019 to visit Paris or the landing beaches in Normandy or the French Riviera.