Explore Anjou Area

Local Specialties from Maine and Loire

cointreau

Discover unique flavors, such as the famous Cointreau, delicious prune pâtés, Matez chocolates and slate quernons. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic adventure that captures the very essence of this beautiful region. Also not to be missed, the traditional boule de fort

Experience Anjou:
Culinary Traditions and Specialties not to be missed

La boule de fort, spécialités d’Anjou, à essayer lors de votre séjour ô gite bleu

Boule de fort

Boule de fort is a traditional ball game in the Loire Valley. The ball used has its center of gravity slightly offset, which means that it never follows a rectilinear trajectory, while the terrain with raised edges, extremely “rolling”, makes it slowly zigzag.

Les quernons d'ardoise, spécialités d’Anjou, à essayer lors de votre séjour ô gite bleu

Slate quernons

Composed of a caramelized almond and hazelnut nougatine coated in blue chocolate, the slate quernon is square in shape and colored reminiscent of the slate that covers the houses in the city of Angers.

Le cointreau, spécialités d’Anjou, à essayer lors de votre séjour ô gite bleu

Cointreau

Cointreau is a triple sec liqueur, made from sweet and bitter orange peels. Visit the Cointreau square, a museum, located within the distillery.

Le pâté aux prunes, spécialités d’Anjou, à essayer lors de votre séjour ô gite bleu

Le Pâté aux prunes ( Plum Pie)

Le paté aux prunes is an Angevin pastry specialty. It’s a baking tradition during the summer. It is cooked in the shape of a large shortcrust pastry turnover. It is found among bakers and pastry chefs at this time of year.

Chocolats Matez, spécialités d’Anjou, à essayer lors de votre séjour ô gite bleu

Matez Chocolates

Located in Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe, the Mathez chocolate factory specializes in the production of cocoa truffles, now internationally renowned.

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