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National Book and Wine Days

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April 13 & 14 2024

Every year, the town of Saumur – in the heart of the Loire Valley – hosts an exceptional cultural event: the National Book and Wine Days. Two days of celebration that combine two essential elements of French culture: literature and wine.

National Book and Wine Days

Celebration of Culture and Gastronomy

A Meeting between Literature and Wine

The National Book and Wine Days in Saumur embody the fusion of two passions deeply rooted in the tradition and history of the region. Literature, with its power to captivate minds and awaken emotions, and wine, a symbol of elegance and refinement, come together in this unique event.

Celebration of Literature

During these days, reading lovers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a rich and varied literary universe. Renowned writers, poets and storytellers come together to share their passion and knowledge with the public. Book signings, lectures and public readings are organized to provide an enriching experience.


Discovery of Saumur Wines

At the same time, wine lovers have the opportunity to discover the prestigious wines of the Saumur region. Tastings are organized, allowing you to savor quality local wines while learning about the different production techniques and the distinctive characteristics of each vintage. Passionate winemakers share their expertise and stories, creating a fascinating dialogue between producers and consumers.

The Dome Theater
Glass of red wine

Pratical information

Le Dôme Theater, Saint-Jean Chapel, Saumur Town Hall, Saumur Loire Boat.
The 2024 Literary Prizes will be presented on Sunday April 14 at 11:15 a.m. in the town hall courtyard.

Saturday April 13 from 14:30 p.m. to 19 p.m.,

Sunday April 14 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.


1 day pass: 10 € (Saturday or Sunday)
2 day pass: 15 €

Reduced 1-day pass (student and disabled person, upon presentation of proof) : €8
Reduced rate 2-day pass (student and disabled person, upon presentation of proof) : € 12.

Free for children under 16 (on presentation of ID).

The price includes: an engraved glass and a program given on site for each entry.

Find the complete program for the two days here.

- At the Saumur Val de Loire Tourisme reception desk, Saumur office.

- Online.

- Closing of sales with Saumur Val de Loire Tourisme:
For 1-day passes: Sunday 14/04 at 17 p.m.
For 2-day passes: Saturday 13/04 at 17 p.m.

During the event, two ticketing points are planned on Place de la République.

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