Our local products

Wines

 

Located next to the Tourist Office and opposite the Loire, the Maison des Vins de Loire is a must for those wishing to explore the wines and vineyards of the Loire Valley. Over 70 references are available for tasting and sale. Each year, a selection is made among the most representative of the different AOC Pays Nantais vineyards wines, Anjou-Saumur and Touraine.

 

Mushrooms

 

A local delicacy cultivated in underground caves for over a century, the button mushroom or Champignon de Paris is a specialty of the area of Saumur. At the "Saut au Loup", you can visit  the rooms where mushrooms are still cultivated and  sample stuffed mushrooms for lunch on the terrace overlooking the Loire

 

    
Fouées

 

A round little bread served straight from the oven, the Fouées are topped with local produce such as creamed mushrooms, rillauds,mongettes (white beans), fresh cheese and jams. They are so good that a war was fought over them in Rabelais's life of the giant Gargantua. Several troglodyte restaurants serve them with local wine.

Unusual apples

 

Installed in a cliff cave dwelling, Troglo Tap, home of "pommes tapées", revives a 19th century tradition almost extinct.  After a tour of the facility, you can sample this tasty specialty, good to the eye and the palate.