Terra Botanica

Angers
Atlantic Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Activity and Theme Parks

The first of its kind in Europe, Terra Botanica is a fun and educational plant-life theme park to explore and discover through interactive activities. Amongst the 110,000m² of gardens, aquatic areas and glasshouses you'll find over 40 different attractions and presentations. In the gardens themselves you'll find 275,000 plants and over 1,000 'remarkable' trees from across 6 continents.

New for 2014 are the 4D film 'Amazon', a sensational movie-ride that takes you on a journey through a tropical forest and the 'Amber Rush', where you can join the search for this precious stone in the wooded landscape of the pine forest.

A great family day out where the kids can learn something as well as have fun!

Nearby attractions

The vast floodplains of Basses Vellées Angevins are located at the north and south of Angers where they are crossed by 3 rivers - the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Loir, which come together to form the river Maine.

The main event of this museum is Jean Lurçat's 'Chant du Monde', the 'Song of the World' tapestry whose 10 panels are Lurçat's version of a modern Apocalypse Tapestry.

Renowned for its stained glass windows, dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries, and the diagonal ribs of its vaulting, Angers cathedral is an outstanding example of the Anjou Gothic style.

Built as a military fortress rather than a palatial home, this 13th century castle is an intimidating and austere sight when arriving in Angers. Home of the Dukes of Anjou, this massive fortress has seventeen towers and a...

Places to visit nearby

Angers in Atlantic Loire Valley is an artistic city on the banks of the River Maine, that is steeped in medieval history and full of beautiful gardens and parks.

Saumur in Atlantic Loire Valley is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.

Laval in Western Loire is a pretty town on the Mayenne river where a charming château sits on a rocky outcrop, and some remarkably well-preserved Gallo-Roman baths can be found nearby.

Nearby events

Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival

Bringing theatre out into the streets.The Accroche-Cœurs is an annual theatre festival that takes...

Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival

Bringing theatre out into the streets.The Accroche-Cœurs is an annual theatre festival that takes...

International Festival of Magic in Angers

Thrills and surprises on stage.This International Festival of Magic is sure to thrill the whole...