Tapées Apples from the Loire Valley
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Tapées Apples from the Loire Valley

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking

Another era, another time, another taste... Discover the manufacturing secrets of the famous "pommes tapées" in the middle of an authentic and astonishing decor: galleries entirely dug into the cliff and nestled on the hillside.

About us

This superb cellar was in the last century a high place for the production of tapped apples in the region. A real industry in the 19th century, this activity had completely disappeared after the First World War. Today, alone to perpetuate this artisanal know-how, Jackie and Robin invite you to discover this mysterious delicacy which has been the subject of numerous television reports.

The one-hour guided tour retraces, in a late 19th century atmosphere, a slice of the laborious life of our elders. The reconstruction of the troglodyte habitat, the apple ovens and the tools of yesteryear immerse the visitor in the atmosphere of the time. The historical context and the manufacturing process are also explained in a film. Finally, the visit ends with the unmissable tasting of rehydrated or dried apples.

It was in the 18th and 19th centuries in the Loire Valley, between Chinon and Saumur, that the production of apples, on the Anjou side, and pears, on the Touraine side, developed. At the time, it was the merchant navy that constituted the bulk of the clientele. The typed apple makes it possible to balance the diet of sailors and to fight against scurvy. Following the ravages of phylloxera in the vineyard, this production is a real boon for ruined winegrowers. It becomes the main activity of the region. It is a flourishing industry: in 1914, there were more than 200 ovens in Turquant. The arrival of modern conservation processes and the return of the vine will cause its decline and then its disappearance.

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Duration:

From: 13 / 04 / 24 To: 03 / 11 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 04 / 11 / 24 To: 22 / 12 / 24
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    closed
  • Thursday :
    closed
  • Friday :
    closed
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM

Groups by reservation every day.

From: 23 / 12 / 24 To: 05 / 01 / 25
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM

Groups by reservation every day.

Bring warm clothing (temperature in the troglodytes: 10 to 12°C).

Prices

From: 10 / 02 / 24 To: 05 / 01 / 25
  • Adult 6.50 € to 8.50 €
  • Kids 5€

ADULT RATES
Full price - guided tour with tasting of the taped apple: €8,50
Reduced price - guided tour with tasting of the taped apple (student, job seeker, disabled): €7,50
Free visit with tasting of the taped apple: €6,50
Tasting of the taped apple alone: ​​€2
PRICES FOR CHILDREN 6/12 YEARS
Guided or self-guided tour with tasting of the taped apple: €5, Free for children under: 6 years old, Minimum age for children: 6 years, Maximum age for children: 12 years

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Product Type
  • Fruits and derived products
Services
  • Pet Friendly
  • Motorhomes allowed
Rental / Loan
  • Room rentals
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
Catering
  • Glacier
Visit
  • Guided tours
Marketing method
  • Online Shop
Equipments Leisure facilities
  • Picnic area.
Interior equipment
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant
Parking
  • Parking
  • Free parking
Exteriors
  • Independent entrance
Description of motor handicap

Disabled place in front of the site reception.

Contact information

1 rue des Ducs d'Anjou
49730 Turkant