DOMAINE DE ROCHEVILLE – Parnay (49)

• Wines

In the heart of the Saumur Champigny appellation, at Parnay, the Domaine de Rocheville welcomes you to spend
an unforgettable moment in a family wine estate, finalist to the 2019 winetourism trophies.

The winery is in the contemporary architectural style, unique in the Loire valley, surrounded by vines
and overlooking the Loire.

There are lots of things for you to do: stroll through the vines, visit the winery, enjoy musical gourmet events,
or simply discover our wines with the Terra Vitis and Agriculture Biologique labels, which are renowned for their elegance and finesse.

RESTAURANT LES NOBLES FOUÉES – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• Where having lunch

The Nobles Fouées is a troglodyte restaurant offering that local speciality the fouée: a flat bread cooked in a wood oven
and served with local produce.

Three rooms in a cavern with under floor heating make for an unusual and cosy setting.
You can also enjoy the musical bar, the Lucifer, every weekend.

A typical setting for the Saumur region, only 5 minutes from the town centre and other tourist sites, and a good evening
is guaranteed!

ART MONGOLFIÈRES – Val de Loire

• To visit

Discover the magic of a balloon flight, this ball of air suspended in space…
Appreciate the amazing feeling of passing by the clouds…
Seeing the rising or setting of the majestic sun…

All this while flying over the magnificent Chateaux of the Loire Valley.

LE GARAGE gîte & Boutique – Fontevraud l’Abbaye (49)

• To visit

Historical, unusual and welcoming… Stay at Le Garage in Fontevraud

A holiday home : Emmanuelle and Fabien welcome you to their old family manor near the Abbey in the heart of Fontevraud. Built of tuffeau stone, fully restored and decorated in the style of 1900.
The holiday home designed for 12 guests is comfortable and modern.

Shop : Unmissable if you want to stock up on souvenirs, local produce and above all the wines from Fabien Duveau, the eighth generation of wine producers at Chacé.

RESTAURANT TROGLODYTE LES CAVES DE MARSON – Rou-Marson (49)

• Where having lunch

The Caves de Marson were created 32 years ago and still serve the traditional “fouées”.
Mr et Mme Noyer, look forward to welcoming you to this superb, candlelit restaurant in a cave in Marson, the “fouée”capital.
The ideal place for a lively meal with friends or family, 5 minutes from the Cadre Noir and 10 minutes from Saumur.
Booking recommended.

BOUVET LADUBAY – ST Hilaire St Florent (49)

• Wines

Etienne Bouvet created the Bouvet Ladubay company in 1851, thus associating his wife’s name with his brand name.
Within a few years, the fine sparkling wines of Bouvet- Ladubay, Saumur Brut & Crémant de Loire, were exported worldwide.

An expertise recognized by the granting of more than 460 medals in 40 years. Along the 5km of galleries, visitors will discover all the stages of winemaking with, in the heart of the cellars, more than 1000 oak barrels and a sunken cathedral (made up of 35 monumental sculptures).

Including :
Contemporary Art Center, nineteenth century Theatre, Wine Tasting School, Seminar Rooms.
Visit of the cellar by Vintage Bicycle and and new – Heritage tour, October to may.

MAISON DES VINS ANJOU-SAUMUR (49)

• Wines

A great showcase for wines from the Anjou Saumur vineyards. The Maison des Vins is open all year and keen to show you some of the treasures from our vineyards. Not to be missed if you want to find out about our wines and where they come from, with a rich
and varied selection. You will appreciate the treasures from Anjou when you take up our invitation to taste our 27 AOCs (red, dry and sweet white, rosé and sparkling).

MAISON DES VINS – Saumur (49)

• Wines

A great showcase for the wine producers from Anjou and Saumur. The Maison des Vins is open all year and keen to share the Anjou and Saumur vineyards with you. Not to be missed if you want to discover the wines of Anjou and Saumur.

A careful selection every year means we can show you the treasures from our region. 27 AOCs represented in 63 different wines which you can taste in a warm, intimate setting.

LA GRANGE À DIME – Montreuil-Bellay (49)

• Where having lunch

A genuine 15th century Lord of the Manor’s barn where the “dîme” (rural tax) was collected.

It has been a restaurant since 1995. Today the Grange à Dîme offers delicious local specialities, including
the traditional fouée, fresh stuffed mushrooms, mogette beans with duck confit, farm produced goat cheese
and fine wines from Anjou.

Come and eat, drink and be merry, only a quarter of an hour from Saumur.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUVOIS **** – Restaurant le Louis XIII

• Accomodation/ Where having lunch

From a lovely country road, you look up ever so slightly and the Château de Beauvois unfolds before your eyes.
With its centuries of history, it looks ever so stately!
A 4-Star hotel, cultivating the French art of living, welcomes you at this castle .
The Louis XIII cuisine is a reflection of the Castle’s refined elegance.
Whether dining with friends, family or business colleagues, the Chef Régis Guilapin great connoisseur of seasonal and local products, he manages to flatter the palate with his subtle
blend of flavors and textures !

Gourmet, friendly, and generous cuisine to enjoy every day during the height of the season and from Wednesday to Sunday between mid-October and early April !

LA PETITE COUERE – Châtelais (49)

• To Visit

Spread over 30 Ha, a village from 1900, a roundabout from 1950, a little train, a police enquiry, children’s games and 300 animals in semi-liberty. Museum: tractors and rural objects, old and miniature cars, cycles, horse-drawn vehicles, pedal cars etc. PICNIC or enjoy a light meal on site.

FAMILY PARK – St Martin le Beau (37)

• To visit

Family Park is the amusement park for all your family!

Open from 6 April to 29 September 2019, with 38 attractions for you to enjoy. Water games, big wheel, circus show, pirate boat and many more – there is something for everyone at Family Park. This year again we are introducing new activities: virtual reality, multi-D cinema, and bumper boats with water cannons!

Have a good time in this lovely setting on the edge of the Cher Valley. Food and drink available in the park, or you can bring a picnic.

RESTAURANT DE LA CAVE AUX MOINES – Préban – Chênehutte (49)

• Where having lunch

The underground restaurant at the Cave aux Moines “Les Pieds Bleus” offers genuine regional specialities: fouées, flat bread cooked in wood fired ovens which you will enjoy garnished with regional products, just as in time gone by.

You will also be able to try, troglodyte style, the mushrooms grown in the restaurant cellars.

MAISON DES ARTISANS – Angers (49)

• To visit

80 craftsmen can be found at the Maison d’Adam. The Maison des Artisans (house of the craftsmen) is installed in
the Maison d’Adam, a famous and magnificent, partly wooden house from the 15th century, and is the showcase for
the talent and creativity of more than 80 craftsmen: glass blowers, sculptors, jewellers, wood turners, potters and so
on. They have got together here to allow you to see the fruit of their work. Come on in – when you leave you will have
another wonderful memory of our region and be delighted by this visit to a very special place. Following the tradition
of the Angevin tapestry makers, the Maison d’Adam has a good choice of reproduction tapestries (The Lady and the
Unicorn, the Angers Apocalypse, Bayeux, etc.) and contemporary tapestries (patterns from Picasso, Klimt or Monet).
There is something to suit every budget. You are sure to find the ideal present here, either for yourself or to give to
someone else. Open all year long from 9:30 am to 7 pm except Sunday and Monday morning.

VILLAGE D’ARTISTES – Rablay sur Layon (49)

• To visit

Not to be missed – the artists village is completely dedicated to contemporary creative arts and crafts. It is arranged on three levels:
the creators’ shops are on the ground floor, the modern art gallery is on the first floor and the art library, with works of art for hiring, is on the second floor. Come and visit this unusual place in Maine et Loire where the accent is firmly on the artists and craftsmen.

CAVES VEUVE AMIOT – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• Wines

Founded in 1884 by Elisa Amiot, «Maison Veuve Amiot» offers you a free «Discovery Tour».
Free guided tour of the cellars and production site througout 6 kilometers of galleries.
Free commented tasting. A world of flavours is waiting for you.

Discount of 10 % on your purchases at the cellar on presentation of the guide.

Wide range of Saumur and Crémant de Loire.

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MONTREUIL-BELLAY, Une invitation à l’émerveillement (49)

• To Visit

The “Plus beaux détours de France » are small tourist towns where you are always sure of finding a warm welcome and somewhere to stay, interesting historical sites, a unique identity, good food, a range of crafts and, of course, a lively market or a local festival. Our town is also classified as a “petite cité de caractère” (little town with lots of character), “station verte” (natural resort) and “Ville fleurie” with 3 flowers, a label indicating quality of life.

At the junction of Anjou and Poitou, Montreuil Bellay is special for its outstanding mediaeval buildings.
The village still has three rings of ramparts, fortifiedentrances and its castle. It is in a green setting on the River Thouet, with the accent on nature and water sports. The magnificent Saint-Pierre stairway provides a superb panoramic view over the Thouet and links
the lower and upper parts of the town. Explore all the striking architecture by following the heritage trail: the gateways, the ramparts, the Saint-Jean hospital and the Nobis Priory with exhibitions throughout the season, the collegiate church, the private houses with their spiral staircases…or stroll around the botanic gardens and the Nobis site with its île aux Moines (Monks island).

Come and enjoy some of our regular events: the Book and Arts Show in February, the Thouet in Spring, the comic book festival and Les Médiévales in May, the music festival in June and the gypsy music festival in August, Festivini (wine festival), the national heritage days and the cinema festival in September, the Autumn festival in October, and the Christmas Market to round off the year in the middle of December.

LA SEIGNEURIE – Saumur (49)

• Wines

Alban Foucher, 3rd generation at La Seigneurie, is one of the last wine producers within the town of Saumur, situated between Saumur castle and the Tank Museum.

Come and taste the latest vintage and the whole range of wines including Saumur Champigny, Saumur, and Crémant de Loire…. Between 5€ and 15€.

KARTING DE LOUDUN (86)

• Leasure

This is your chance to organise a day out with friends or family at one of the nicest tracks in France, set in woodlands, with about 40 gokarts.
Half-day challenges can be organised for businesses or works social clubs. Frank Talon, an enthusiast and competitive go-kart racer, will explain ‘the art of racing’ with professionalism and good humour!

On the spot: a bar, giant screen to watch the performances – picnic table.

LE MOULIN DE SARRÉ – Gennes (49)

• To visit

Even today it is places and know-how which remind us of the flavours of the good products of yesteryear.
The Sarré Mill is one of these places.

The last of nine water mills which used to turn along the river Avort, the Sarré Mill produces ground flour
which is used to made good bread.

The Lauriou family invite you to enjoy this crossroads between nature and tradition where they have been
millers for four generations. During your visit you will discover the recently renovated runnel wheel.
This wheel drives a system of cogs intended to multiply the driving force from the Avort fountain jet of water,
transferring this energy to the millstone which grinds the grain.

Guided tours at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm on Tuesdays, wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August, unaccompanied tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 6pm.
By appointment for groups at other times.

TROGLODYTES ET SARCOPHAGES – Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• To visit

This unique site in Europe, one among listed heritage sites, brings to light the astonishing roles of cave dwellings :
the great underground shelter at the time of the Vikings ; the chapel ; the «cathedral» caves ; the troglodytic farm ;
the wine cellar and the oven, not forgetting the prestigious quarry of Merovingian sarcophagi discovered by archeologists.
You travel through 1500 years of history

LE MUSÉE DU CHAMPIGNON – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• To visit

One of the most visited tourist attractions in the Saumur region.
Wild and cultivated mushrooms.
12 tonnes of mushrooms are grown in the darkness of the underground galleries each year.
A fascinating world to be discovered. After the visit you can sample some mushrooms in a pretty cave dwelling.

MUSÉE RENAUDOT – Loudun (86)

• To visit

Come and learn the story of Théophraste Renaudot: an extraordinary man.
He was Louis XIII’s doctor, founded dispensaries and cared for people at a distance with his medicine “Polychreston”.
He created the first newspaper in France in 1631, “La Gazette”.
He was a philanthropist and forerunner of numerous institutions in modern France, such as the employment agency, pawnbrokers and small advertisements…

Don’t miss the botanic garden and the 10-metres-deep underground cavern.

CHÂTEAU ET HÔTEL-DIEU DE BAUGE (49)

• To Visit

Baugé is proud of its heritage. Its castle in the pre- Renaissance style was built by René d’Anjou from 1454 on the ruins of an old XI century fortress.
Today with the Parcours Spectacle show, you can be the guest of King René d’Anjou, rubbing shoulders with personalities from the
100 Years War, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The 17th century Hôtel Dieu in Baugé houses one of the finest historical apothecaries in France.

Come and find out about medicines and treatments used at that time.

24 & 25 août 2019 : 17ème marché des Potiers – Rablay-sur-Layon (49)

• Agenda

A unique event in the Layon area, with thirty or more potters exhibiting their latest creations.
Organised by the Village d’Artistes, a wide range of different techniques can be seen: stoneware, pottery, porcelain,
Raku ware.
The aim is to showcase this tradition going back thousands of years, through the imagination, the artistic talent, and the personal expression of today’s ceramists.
List of exhibitors available at the market.
Free entry, with demonstrations and events during the two days, and food available on site on Sunday.
Plus d’infos sur : www.villageartistesrablay.com

VILLE DE LOUDUN (86)

• To visit

Loudun offers you a wonderful stroll through history.
The house where Théophraste Renaudot was born, known as the‘house of the illustrious’
The former Sainte Croix Collegiate church, with a fine Romanesque choir and 12th, 13th and 14th century features,
nowadays home to contemporary art exhibitions
The 11th century Square Tower, Foulques Nerra’s Romanesque keep Porte du Martray,
the remains of a 13th century fortress near the Charbonneau-Lassay museum
Loudun is also beautifully landscaped and full of flowers, with numerous parks, including the mediaeval style gardens
at the foot of the Square Tower.

BAUGEOIS – VALLEE : UN TERRITOIRE A DECOUVRIR (49)

• To Visit

As you travel the back roads toward the châteaux of the Loire Valley, stop a while in Anjou in Baugeois-Vallée; a
dynamic friendly region.
King René’s castle in Baugé, built during the 15th century, provides an opportunity to learn about the unique historical figure.
In another style, Montgeoffroy symbolizes the 18th century art de vivre (art of living).
You can also explore the châteaux and manors, all of which are of real historical interest.
THE must-see: the Hôtel-Dieu in Baugé. It houses a 17th century pharmacy preserved in its original state.

You will be surprise by the collections of the Jules Desbois Museum and Joseph Denais Museum. Step into a different age !
How twisted! No, you’re not hallucinating: these spires are in fact twisted!
Six churches bear these twisted or crooked spires. When you push open the doors to the region’s churches, real treasures await you, like the murals painted in the church in Pontigné and the 19th century stained glass windows in Beaufort-en-Vallée.
Ancient embroidery from liturgical vestments is preserved at the Museum of Sacral Art in Cheviré-le-Rouge.

The Anjou Cross, the gem of goldsmithing that became the Lorraine Cross in 1477 is in the Girouardière chapel in Baugé !
You enjoy strolling in gardens so discover the grounds at the Château de Gastines and the topiaries, the botanical gardens at Breil de Foin, and the Château du Bouchet.
As for the Château de Lathan in Breil, it will enchant you with its maze and its mysterious underground passage.
The natural heritage is royal with its wild river, national forests, the countryside in natural. In these landscapes the ride is a queen there. The small hikes are multiple the GR36 is unique in the Noyant region.

The touring cyclists can as for them pedal without danger on V44 and loops bikes which cross the small country roads.

Activities of leisure in the heart of nature to take the breath away of you… Treetop adventure, Golf, Horse riding,
Fishing…. With a quality welcome !

VISITE DE LA CAVE AUX MOINES – Préban – Chênehutte (49)

• To visit

Dug by men from the XIIth century onwards to extract the stone, « the tuffeau » destined for building, The Cave aux Moines was used as far back as the beginning of the XXth century to cultivate mushrooms.

Tour the working mushroom farm and as the same time, discover what it was like to live in cave dwellings, see the snail cave and a wine cellar (wine tasting and sales).

LES JARDINS DU PUYGIRAULT – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• To visit

In an estate listed by the French Heritage Foundation, walk from garden to garden.

From the Picking area to the Antique Garden, from the Medicinal Garden to the Medieval kitchen garden and further to the Inner garden, discover 14 areas of pleasure which recount the development of kitchen gardens from the earliest days of land farming.

PARC ORIENTAL – Maulévrier (49)

• To visit

The maulévrier oriental park is the story of a forgotten garden. it was originally created at the beginning of the 20th century
when alexandre marcel, the famous architect and expert on the orient, redesigned the gardens of château colbert with the help of the gardeners and the support of the owners.

A forgotten garden: when Alexandre Marcel died, the garden fell into a state of abandon between 1940 and 1980
and many of the plant varieties and garden structures were lost.

Japanese experts: since 1980 the park has belonged to Maulevrier town council and is managed by
a charitable association. With the help of numerous volunteers and permanent staff the garden was gradually restored.

In 1987, 3 Japanese experts recognised the park as an example of the great landscape gardens of the Edo
period (17th and 19th century), with historical and symbolic importance. Since then, 12 hectares
have been transformed into a Japanese landscape and receive permanent attention from gardeners and
landscape artists.

The garden at night: from May to September the park offers musical and poetic evening strolls through the garden,
in the spirit of the nocturnal visits to Japanese gardens. These strolls begin at night falls and a mysterious and
magical atmosphere is created by the clever lighting which does not destroy the darkness of the night.

SAVONNERIE ARTISANALE MARTIN DE CANDRE – Fontevraud l’Abbaye (49)

• To visit

At «Martin de Candre» we have been making organic soaps using traditional techniques since 1974.

In our boutique showroom, a digital slide-show will takes you through the soap-making stages.
From the 1st of June 2010, we boast an exceptional soap museum: a century of saop advertising posters
is displayed.

A warm welcome, an exciting visit awaits you !

LES CATHÉDRALES DE LA SAULAIE -Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• Where having lunch

Come and discover a new underground world in the city of roses, near «The Mystery of the Faluns» & Center Parcs.
You’ll be able to taste the local specialty : the Fouaces and the Fouées in an ancient stone quarry.
You’ll be able to visit the underground in son et lumière after the meal.

CHATEAU DE CHAINTRES (49)

• Wines

Weathered by time, in the middle of the vines, trees and flowers, lies the charming XVII century château of Chaintres.
The 20 hectares vineyard is protected by its walls. It was planted in 1675 by the Oratoriens of Notre Dame of Ardilliers who chose this place for its sunshine and positioning.
The vines, aged between 40 and 50 years, are cultivated naturally.

LANGLOIS-CHATEAU – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• Wines

Since 1885 the house of Langlois-Chateau has retained its family atmosphere and is as remarkable wine site.
The vines overlook the cellars, which are dug into the tuffeau.

The site offers ‘Behind the Scenes at the Winery’, a presentation in 4 acts :

1- Introduction to oenology in the wine school.
2- Visit of cellars with wine presses and fermenting tanks for white and red wines.
3- Visit of 300 meters of underground cellars, to understand the different stages of the traditional method.
4- Commentated, comparative tasting of still and sparkling wines.

MUSÉE DES BLINDÉS – Saumur (49)

• To visit

Step back in time and walk through history when you enter this unique site where 100 years of human
adventure and technical achievement have been recreated.
Videos, graphics and panoramas will guide you through each era from 1916 to the present day.

More than 200 tanks from 17 different countries are displayed in an area covering 10,000 m2.
The visit will enthral families and is of special interest to armoured enthusiasts as well. The visit ends in the children’s’ hall
where anyone can climb into a tank and experience the reality of armour.

Don’t forget the air-conditioned shop next to the cafeteria (serving hot and cold drinks and snacks).

All in all an unforgettable visit of an hour and a half, to two hours awaits you here in Saumur.

PARC DE L’ETANG – Brissac Quincé (49)

• Activities

Games and activities for all ages : trampolines, inflatable structures, pony rides, donkeys, goat garden, pedalos, ziplines, water slide, miniature train, mini-golf, mini-bobsleigh, a big maze, barefoot walks and more. Lots of picnic tables and barbecues for you to use, guaranteeing a relaxing, fun day out for all the family.

LE MYSTÈRE DES FALUNS – Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• To Visit

The Perrières is famous for its monumental size and is now home to the spectacular “Mystery of the Faluns”*, which has
made it one of the most visited sites in Anjou. As you progress from cave to cave you will enjoy the magnificent beauty of the
site and its geological and human history. You will be amazed by a series of imaginative works, blending art and science,
plunging you into a magical underground and underwater world.

An informative film, exciting lighting, walls glowing blue, a ballet of jellyfish, a water mirror, a shark, a whale and atmospheric music… An unforgettable experience for the whole family! Allow from 45 minutes to one hour..

*One star in the 2016 Michelin Guide Vert

PIERRE ET LUMIÈRE – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• To visit

Go for an hour’s walk underground in Pierre et Lumière and you will be able to see castles, churches, towns and villages
from the Anjou and Touraine regions carved into the ‘tuffeau’ limestone.

The whole family will enjoy seeing some of the jewels of the Loire valley sculpted in great detail.

SAUT AUX LOUPS – Montsoreau (49)

• To visit

From the cave and on to the plate! Set in the hillside facing the Loire, the Saut aux Loups combines a site to visit and a troglodyte restaurant.

Take a tour of the mushroom galleries which have been in production for over a century (1 hour). Then, in the restaurant, you can taste the famous “galipettes” (stuffed mushrooms) and other specialities based on mushrooms!
35,000 visitors a year.

DOMAINE DE REUILLY – Reuilly (36)

• Wines

Domaine Denis Jamain produces wines in AOP Reuilly of 3 grape varieties, Sauvignon (white), Pinot Noir (red) and Pinot Gris (rosé) on a Kimmeridgian soil.

The Domaine has been working in organic agriculture since 2007 (certified by Veritas) and in biodynamic viticulture since 2011 (certified by Demeter). The cuvées “Les Chênes” are aged in oak barrels, thanks to the inherited family forest of oaks located 15 km from Reuilly.

LE BIOPARC – Doué-la-Fontaine (49)

• To Visit

Located in the heart of Anjou, the Bioparc is the only troglodyte zoo in the world. Over 1200 animals live in an exceptional natural setting dedicated to the protection of endangered species. Dug into the rock, our tunnels will lead you from one environment to the next. A trip filled with emotions in a true mineral and vegetal labyrinth!

Ghosts of the Himalayas
Elusive ghosts in the mountains, the herbivorous markhor, the carnivorous snow leopard and the scavenger vultures await you.
Dare walk into the tunnel leading to their arena carved into the rock and attend the spectacular meal of scavengers!

The rhino Valley
Go and meet the big fauna of African plains. Once you have walked past the lions and cheetahs, go alongside the rhino valley dug out of the rock and watch the impressive black rhinos and the gazelles. Children will be able to stroke goats and have fun meeting mongooses on an unusual gallery tour!

Okapi Sanctuary
Take your time to watch the mysterious okapis and explore their forest habitant boasting about 20 bird
species and some African primates.

Giraffe Camp
Muses of the Bioparc, the giraffes await you for their daily afternoon tea of leaves!
Enjoy a privileged meal at the restaurant overlooking the quarry they share with zebras.

 

CHÂTEAU DE LA ROCHE RACAN – St Paterne Racan (37)

• To visit

The poet Racan, Honoré de Bueil, follower of Malherbe and member of the Académie Française, built this family
country house which overlooks the peaceful valley of the Escotais from the great terrace supported by a series of arcades
in 1636, with the help of Jacques Gabrielle, from the famous family of architects.

CHÂTEAU LE PRIEURE **** – RESTAURANT LE CASTELLANE – Chênehutte (49)

• Accomodation - Where Having Lunch

Imagine an elegant castle overlooking a magnificent Loire River landscape… You are at the Prieuré in Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault, just at 10 minutes from Saumur. Welcoming you, is a 4-star castle hotel brimming with refinement and the French art of living.
With a majestic view over the Loire River, the Prieuré’s restaurant, Le Castellane, welcoming you for lunch and dinner every day during the height of the season andfrom Wednesday to Sunday between mid-October and early April.

Whether dining with friends, family or business colleagues, the Chef Richard Prouteau offers a menu with a selection of delicately crafted dishes with each seasonal product from the best local producers, before creating refined and gourmet dishes.

31 juillet et 1er août : LES GRANDES TABLÉES DU SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY (49)

• Wines

Since they created the Grandes Tablées, the Saumur Champigny wine producers have always been determined to give you the
best that the Saumur region can produce. This year for the 19th time, on 31 July and 1 August, they are sure to provide a good menu for the 6,000 meals.

For everyone unable to get a place at a table and for the thousands of people strolling about having a glass of wine they
have arranged a superb concert of regional music for the second part of the evening. After 7 years’ absence the iconic Saumur and
Anjou group La Ruda will be back on stage so the wine producers decided to get into festival mood and invite the best musicians in the
region at the moment. KO KO MO, the rock duo from Nantes, with an international tour, and two rising groups from Saumur: Simawé,
the revelation of the year at the Reggae awards, and Wild Fox, often on tour.

This year again there will be more than 2 km of tables set up in front of the Town Hall alongside the greatest river in France,
transforming the heart of Saumur into a giant open-air restaurant.

TERRE DE ROSE DISTILLERIE – Doué-en-Anjou (49)

• To visit

LA SABLIÈRE SITE TROGLODYTIQUE
A real plus for this region, the caves are an unusual feature of Doué-la-Fontaine, with great historical interest.
Visitors who follow the guided visit to the underground world at La Sablière will discover a magical site. Tourists will be
plunged into a fascinating universe, with contemporary sculptures carved into the falun rock.
Alain, your guide, will tell you about the history of the troglodyte caves.  You can also meet the sculptors on certain dates.

TERRE DE ROSE – LA ROSERAIE
Stroll through a garden planted with sweet-scented roses when you visit this restored former farm.
Tools and implements from days gone by can be seen in the original buildings. You can stroke the friendly
farm animals throughout the visit. See the rosewater distillery to discover our speciality and find out all its secrets.
The shop stocking traditionally made rose products is open all year round.

LE CADRE NOIR – St Hilaire St Florent (49)

• To visit

The French national riding school will be open to the public from February, the 4th to November, the 2th 2018 and offers guided visits, public performances and official galas.

During the guided visits, you’ll learn about the history of the Cadre Noir and discover the main facilities of the school.
Public performances and galas offer you the chance to appreciate the skill of the riders in the school’s main indoor arena.