Whilst the Loire Valley´s popularity with the British visitor is well known, courtesy of the spectacular castles and fine cuisine, it is the region´s passion for horse racing that has drawn Chateau Racing to Châteaubriant. Some 50 racecourses are within a comfortable drive, the National Stud at Lion d´Angers is a fantastic operation and the Training Centre at Senonnes is a massive facility where trainers can prepare their horses for all disciplines and where the likes of Kauto Star was first discovered.
The Loire Valley offers so much more, however; excellent gastronomy, enormous nature reserves and parks, great leisure options such as top class golf courses, cycle and hiking routes. Market towns, such as Châteaubriant where we are based, are full of colour and character, not to mention castles and town centres steeped in history. The nearby cities of Rennes and Nantes offer excellent shopping and sightseeing possibilities, and the chic coastal resorts of Pornichet and La Baule, home to the cream of the French jet set, can be reached in just over an hour. Visit our Links page for more tourism information on the region.
We´ll gladly point you in the right direction for the region´s best sights and sounds, so come and join us for more than just the fantastic horse racing!