Fete de la Biere

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16th November 2024

Every year, the town of Saumur, located in the Loire Valley in France, celebrates the brewing tradition during its Beer Festival. This event brings together beer lovers from the region and beyond, providing a unique experience to discover a variety of flavors, aromas and styles of beer.

The Beer Festival in Saumur

A treat for hop lovers

Over the years, the Beer Festival has established itself as an unmissable event in the Saumur autumn. A memorable evening dedicated to beer, conviviality and Bavarian culture with no less than 1856 meals served at the table.

A celebration of brewing culture & gastronomy

The Saumur Beer Festival is a lively celebration of brewing culture, featuring many breweries. Foam lovers will have the choice of Krombacher and flavored Saint-Feuillen, Paulaner with or without lemon, non-alcoholic beer and other non-alcoholic drinks. All served at the bar, on tap and in a real glass mug.

Bavarian tradition dictates that we toast with the people who share our table: this is how we will hear the sounds of “Ein Prosit, ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit”! Toast to the joy of being together! A cult expression that will punctuate the meal every half hour.


Animations & Entertainment

In addition to tastings, the Saumur Beer Festival offers various activities and entertainment to enhance the experience of festival-goers. The atmosphere will be provided by a popular orchestra, the greatest hits will rub shoulders with the latest musical trends and will flow into a 100% live energy.

Take the Bavarian experience to its climax and opt for traditional outfits! The Dirndl for the ladies and the Lederhose for the gentlemen are the perfect outfits for partying in style. The competition still remains open to more or less eccentric costumes and disguises...



Festive & responsible

Free shuttles & prevention

Take advantage of a shuttle service available all evening to come to the Parc Expo but also to return home and all for free! To book (in a group is better), contact the Commerce and Entertainment department at 02 41 83 31 10 or to animations@saumur.fr

Reservation not open at this time.

Remember that alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health and should be consumed in moderation. For this, a prevention and fight against addictions stand will be present. There you will find a breathalyzer, tablets, coffees and advice on how to return home safely.

Pratical information

Everything you need to know

The key to participating in the Oktoberfest is that the 1856 PASSes available must be reserved online! Worth €30, this PASS gives access to the evening, the meal, 1L of drink and a mug.

When purchasing your PASS, you have the possibility to choose your table and your place. Prepare your table plans and remember to book as a group!

16 November 2024.

From 19h to 2h.

€3 per 0.25l drink token (non-refundable token)
19:00 p.m.-Midnight: sale of tokens capped at €60 per transaction
Midnight-1:00 a.m.: sale of tokens capped at €30 per transaction
1:00 a.m.: end of token sale
1:30 a.m.: end of service.

Krombacher (blonde beer)
Saint-feuillen (fruit flavored beer) 
Paulaner (alcohol-free lemon beer)
Paulaner (non-alcoholic blond beer)
Apple juice

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