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From Tours (1h from Beaufort), take the N152 road towards Tours, and then the A85 towards Tours. Exit 1 Beaufort en Vallée.
The closest airport is Tours-Val de Loire.
The closest train stations are La Menitré and St Mathurin sur Loire.
Also, wash houses are other elements of the area’s heritage. They were built during the 19th century for hygiene purposes. They are located in Fontaine Guerin, Fontaine Milon and Brion.
As for other activities, Beaufort en Vallée offers horse riding, tennis, cycle touring, fishing and hiking. “La Boule de fort” is a traditional bowl game from Anjou, and every two years, Beaufort organise the “Boulympiades”, a bowl competition.
Food and Drink
Angers has a few specialities such as:
“Cul de Veau à l’Angevine” which is a meal with the upper part of a veal leg, onions, carrots, white and dry Anjou wine, eau de vie de pays, fresh cream, herbs…
Pike or Pike Perch with white butter is a local recipe as well.
“Crémet d’Anjou” is a light cream with fresh cream, egg-white, sugar and vanilla and is usually served with berries.
“Les Quernons d’Ardoise de La Petite Marquise” are local chocolate sweets with nougatine, almonds and hazelnuts. Their main distinctive characteristic is the blue chocolate wrapping the nougatine.
“Pâté aux prunes” is a kind of pie with greengage plums.
As for drinks, the famous Cointreau (orange extracts liqueur) is being distilled in Angers since 1849. “Soupe Angevine” is a cocktail with Cointreau, lemon juice, cane sugar and Crémant.
Angers is also the 1st producer of Appellation d’Origine Controlée white wines (Label that testifies to its origin and quality): Savennières, Anjou-Côteaux de la Loire, Quarts de Chaume, Côteaux du Layon, Côteaux de l’Aubance, Saumur are produced in this area.
L’AUBERGE DU COUASNON – traditional cuisine – 3 impasse Pierre Richou, 49250, Gée (3km from Beaufort). Tel: 06.07.71.62.68
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