Anjou Saumur, Val de Loire

Anjou Saumur, in the Loire Valley: vineyards, villages and castles

To guarantee a successful holiday surrounded by vineyards, refer to the Vignobles & Découvertes ("Vineyards & Discoveries") list of estates and properties, which provides a selection of cellars open to visitors and offering tastings, discovery activities, accommodation, fine food and wine restaurants, visits to cultural sites and events connected with the local wine and heritage.

In the Loire Valley there are 6 tourist and wine destinations which offer these quality services and visits. Come and enjoy an unforgettable journey that is people-centred, cultural and historical, with renowned wines such as Muscadet, Layon, Chinon or Touraine.

The temperate climate of the Anjou Saumur Val de Loire destination, listed by Vignobles & Découvertes, makes for exceptional red and white wines. Come and discover these enchanting landscapes with vineyards set on the slopes of hills, small typical Loire Valley villages, and castles, and enjoy tasting the 27 AOC wines of the region: Savennières, Coteaux de l'Aubance and Anjou Brissac, Saumur-Champigny, Saumur Brut...

A magnificent heritage

The city has 62 historic monuments and the largest protected area in France: its wood-framed houses from the 16th century and its town houses from the 17th century bear testimony to the history of the Académie Protestante and its founder Duplessis-Mornay.

The Saumur district is also an area bordered by the longest river in France. The Loire defines the surrounding landscape for almost 30 kilometres here. The Loire Vallery, from Sully-sur-Loire to Chalonnes-sur-Loire is listed as a 
UNESCO world heritage site.

Numerous important monuments are just waiting to be explored all around Saumur and in the midst of the vineyards, such as the 
Royal Abbey of Fontevraud and the châteaux of Brézé and Montsoreau, Montreuil-Bellay.

Alternatively, why not pedal along the 
La Loire à Vélo cycle route which crosses the region?