You are here on the borders of the Armorican massif and the Paris basin. The passage from the shale basement to the limestone basement is very close. Beyond giving different characteristics to wines, it is also a past that we want to preserve.
Anjou, the Loire Valley, Saumur are full of troglodyte sites because its limestone subsoil was the subject of numerous rock samples several hundred years ago, this to build castles, houses etc... but also to create spaces conducive to the breeding of wines, the cultivation of mushrooms but also the creation of habitats.
There are of course very close from here the sites of Rochemenier, Doué la Fontaine and the mysteries of the faluns, the terrestrial helix, Richard Rak etc... but at La Cotinière you will have the chance to spend time in our troglodytes totally renovated in 2023.
Two new spaces are available to you:
A 60 m2 room. You can sit there for moments of reading, rest, have a drink, picnic... This space will also be used to organize tastings, meals , themed evenings. If you want to book it for family gatherings, with friends during your stay, contact us!
An old habitat. A long time ago, we lived there as evidenced by the bread oven in perfect condition! This space is generally reserved for tenants of the gite l'Orée des fleurs but we will be delighted to show you around! It is a very unusual place completely renovated in 2023, consisting of a cocooning lounge area, a living room with bread oven. We installed armchair, chair, table. A beautiful naturally air-conditioned space for your moments of rest, meals, games!