Nestling between the forest and the Loire, backing onto a hillside peppered with troglodyte homes, the town of Langeais is at a cross-roads between the Châteaux trail and the 'route des vins." A crossing point over the Loire with an historic bridge, Langeais is popular both for the beauty of its landscapes and for its fine heritage.

A prestigious 15th century château, in which the union between Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany was sealed in 1491, makes Langeais a vital tourist attraction in the Loire Valley. This mediaeval fortress holds many marvels: one of the oldest square keeps in France, a working drawbridge, and a superb collection of tapestries and furniture...

The Loire Valley is a UNESCO world heritage sites because of its outstanding cultural landscape, including historical towns and villages, great architectural monuments - the châteaux - and cultivated land, fashioned by centuries of interaction between the people and their physical environment, including the Loire itself."

Go racing in Central France:

Our house in Langeais is centrally located for 17 racecourses in the region:
Angers, Chateau du Loir, Chateauroux, Chinon, Cholet, Durtal, Ecommoy, La Roche Posay, Le Lion D'Angers, Le Mans, Richelieu, Rochefort sur Loire, Sable sur Sarthes, Seiches, Saumur, Thouars and Tours. View racing calender.

There is racing most weekends at one or more of these tracks from March to early-December. You can enjoy the unique ambience of these local courses, sampling the local wines and regional produce while you watch a variety of steeplechasing, cross-country, hurdles, Flat and trotting. Email us now for forthcoming fixtures: