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On the Wine Route and Villages of Anjou

6 Anjou Wine and Village routes crisscross Anjou. Among them, the tourist route which crosses Saumur Val de Loire "Vineyards and Troglodytes in Saumurois" is a program in itself! Over the 90 km of this wine tourism circuit, all facets of the terroir are revealed through the wine villages, estates and cellars. Many exceptional sites line the route.

Vineyards & troglodytes of Saumur

The wine tourism route

In the heart of the Loire Valley, an intoxicating itinerary is revealed where the past meets the present in harmonious cohabitation between vines and millennia-old troglodytes. Welcome to the “Saumurois Vineyards and Troglodytes” Tourist Route! A journey full of charm and finesse that invites you to explore the well-kept secrets of this exceptional terroir.

The caves
Tasting cellar, Trader, Producer
Bouvet Ladubay Cellars
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Saumur
Maison Langlois
Tasting cellar, Merchant, Producer, Organic Producer
Maison Langlois
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Saumur
Ackerman Cellars
Tasting cellar, Trader, Producer
Ackerman Cellars
  • Pet Friendly
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Saumur
Widow Amiot House
Tasting cellar, Trader, Producer
Widow Amiot House
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  • Top deals
Saumur
Louis de Grenelle House
Tasting cellar, Trader, Producer
Louis de Grenelle House
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Saumur
Gratien & Meyer Cellars
Tasting cellar, Trader, Producer
Gratien & Meyer Cellars
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Saumur
Castle of Targé
Tasting cellar, Producer, Organic Producer
Castle of Targé
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Parnay
Free access
Philippe Porche
Producer
Domain of Rocheville
  • Parking
Parnay
Free access
Clos des Cordelier
Tasting cellar, Producer
Clos des Cordeliers
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Souzay-Champigny
Free access
Domaine des Champs Fleuris
Producer
Domaine des Champs Fleuris
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Turquant
Free access
Domain of Nerleux
Producer
Domain of Nerleux
  • Parking
Bellevigne-les-Chateaux
Free access
Domain Whip
Producer, Organic Producer
Domain Whip
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Bellevigne-les-Chateaux
Free access
Edonis House
Cooperative
Edonis Vineyards, Cave Robert and Marcel
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Bellevigne-les-Chateaux
Justine & Joffrey
Tasting cellar, Producer
Domain of the Moulin de l'Horizon
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Le Puy-Notre-Dame
Free access
Domain of the Enchantoir
Producer, Organic Producer
Domain of the Enchantoir
  • Parking
Le Puy-Notre-Dame
Free access
Domaine de la Paleine
Producer
Domaine de la Paleine
  • Parking
Le Puy-Notre-Dame
Free access
Parnay Castle
Organic Producer
Parnay Castle
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Parnay
Domaine du château de Montreuil-Bellay
Producer
Domain of the Château de Montreuil-BellayMontreuil-Bellay
Free access
Cellar of the Provost
Producer
Cellar of the Provost
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Montreuil-Bellay
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dwelling
Producer
La Grande Vignolle Domaine Filliatreau
  • Pet Friendly
Turquant
Free access
Castle of Brézé
Tasting cellar, Producer
Castle of Brézé
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Bellevigne-les-Chateaux
Free access
Domain of the Guilloterie
Producer
Domain of the Guilloterie
  • Parking
Bellevigne-les-Chateaux
Free access
Domaine Bodineau
Producer
Domaine Bodineau
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Doué-en-anjou
Free access
Château des Rochettes
Producer
Domain of the Summer Château des Rochettes
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Doué-en-anjou
Free access
Tony Raboin and Pascal Busson
Producer
Domaine des Sablonnieres
  • Parking
Doué-en-anjou
Free access
Domain of the Troglodytes
Producer
Domain of the TroglodytesDoué-en-anjou
Free access
Domain of Varannes
Producer
Domain of Varannes
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Doué-en-anjou
Free access
Domaine du Pont de Livier
Producer
Domaine du Pont de Livier
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Doué-en-anjou
Domain Keep
Producer
Domain Keep
  • Pet Friendly
Doué-en-anjou
Free access
Domaine du Clos de l'Abbaye
Producer
Domaine du Clos de l'AbbayeLe Puy-Notre-Dame
Free access
Estate of the Manoir de la Tête Rouge
Producer
Estate of the Manoir de la Tête Rouge
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Le Puy-Notre-Dame
Free access
Vault
Tasting cellar, Producer, Organic Producer
Domain of the Aurea
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Souzay-Champigny
Domaine de la Seigneurie
Producer
The Lordship
  • Pet Friendly
Saumur
Free access
Domain of Grézille
Tasting cellar, Producer
Domain of Grézille
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Tuffalun
Anthony and Cedric
Producer
Domaine la Bonneliere
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Varrains
Free access
Domaine des Raynieres
Producer
Domaine des Raynieres
  • Parking
Varrains
Free access
Cellar
Tasting cellar, Producer
Domain of the Sanzay
  • Parking
Varrains
Domaine des Varinelles
Producer, Organic Producer
Domaine des Varinelles
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Varrains
Welcome to the Domaine du Vieux Bourg
Producer
Domaine du Vieux BourgVarrains
Free access
Underground cellars
Tasting cellar, Producer, Organic Producer
Domaine du Vieux Pressoir
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Vaudelnay
Free access
Saumur white
Producer
CLO domainVaudelnay
Free access
Domaine des Bénédictines
Producer
Domaine des Bénédictines
  • Parking
Vaudelnay

5 walks you absolutely must do

Here we offer you a short selection of walks through the vineyard, decorated with monuments and sites that will inevitably attract your attention...

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Walk n°1

Head for Saumur Champigny!

From Saumur to Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, we enter the small appellation area of Saumur Champigny : a rich and balanced wine, with fresh notes of red fruits. After a stroll through the different areas, the tasting is essential!

The cooperative cellar Robert and Marcel, in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, offers a wide selection of wines from Saumur (and from our neighbors in Indre-et-Loire).

Heritage idea: Le Brézé castle and its "castle under the castle". Impressive !

Walk n°2

Do you know Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame?

To the south, the furnished château of Montreuil-Bellay and its fortified city center are well worth a break! The road then takes us towards the area of Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame, the youngest appellation in the region. Its full-bodied and harmonious red wine leaves tasty aromas of black fruits in the mouth.

Heritage idea: La collegiate church of Puy-Notre-Dame, an immense and majestic Gothic building which has dominated the village since the 13th century.

Puy-Notre-Dame vineyard
Layon hillside vineyard
Walk n°3

Le Layon and its golden wine

Heading south west, the kingdom of Layon opens up to you.

Rich in numerous grape varieties and appellations, the Layon valley is nevertheless famous for its sweet wine with a golden hue. Here the king is the Layon hillside that we savor for special occasions. (This walk is one of them, right?)

Heritage idea: Troglodyte atmosphere village of Louresse-Rochemenier or the family Doué-en-Anjou Biopark !

Walk n°4

The Fine Bubbles of Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent

It's time to reach the banks of the Loire along the Milly forest to Gennes and its emblematic suspension bridge. Then going up the river to Saumur, the houses of Fines Bulles follow one another in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent. Let him Crémant de Loire and Saumur Brut transmit their excitement to you!

Heritage idea: The troglodyte park Stone and Light and its magical journey of sculptures reproducing the emblematic monuments of the Loire Valley.

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Walk n°5

Saumur Blanc, when chenin interacts with tufa

After the town of Saumur, the vineyard continues… Perched above the hillside, in Parnay and Turquant in particular, the vines flourish on tufa mounds.

It is the ideal terrain for the Chenin grape variety, the letters of nobility of our white wine. Soft for Saumur hillside or more mineral and deliciously floral for White Saumur, it’s yet another taste adventure…

Heritage idea: Le Museum of Taped Apples in Turquant, to discover the ancestral art of flattening apples with a hammer!

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