A territory rich in history and castles, gastronomic specialties and wines.

 

Visit the castles of the Valley of the Kings


 

Castle of Rigny-Ussé

Castle of Rigny-Ussé


 

Website :

https://www.chateaudusse.fr

Castle of Azay-le-Rideau

Castle of Azay-le-Rideau


 

Website :

http://www.azay-le-rideau.fr

Royal Fortress

Royal Fortress of Chinon


 

Website :

http://www.forteressechinon.fr

Castle of Saumur

Castle of Saumur


 

Website :

http://www.chateau-saumur.fr

Castle of Langeais

Castle of Langeais


 

Website :

http://chateau-de-langeais.com

Castle of Amboise

Castle of Amboise


 

Website :

http://www.chateau-amboise.com


Discover other cultural places


 

Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

Abbaye de Fontevraud


 

Website :

http://www.fontevraud.fr/

La collégiale de Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes Saint-Martin


 

Website :

http://www.collegialedecandes.fr/

Maison du peintre Max Ernst

Maison du peintre Max Ernst


 

Website :

http://maison-max-ernst.org/

Savor local specialties


 

Les Fouées, spécialité tourangelle

Les Fouées


 

Specialty touraine, fouées or fouaces are small pockets of sourdough bread, with a unique taste, cooked in a bread oven. They eat hot garnished with rillettes, bacon and mogettes.

Les Rillons de Tours

Les Rillons


 

Traditional dish from Touraine, the rillons are delicious pork diced browned and confit in the fat. They eat hot or warm. They can also be served as an aperitif or as a salad.

Les Rillettes de Tours

Les Rillettes


 

Less fat than the rillettes of the neighboring terroirs, their traditional recipe is perpetuated for several centuries. They are characterized by a golden color and a tapered texture with apparent pieces.

Fromage de chèvre Sainte Maure de Touraine

Le Sainte Maure


 

Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine goat cheese is the local star of the cheese trays. It has been enjoying an AOC since 1990. For the amateurs, it is tasted after 15 to 30 days of maturation.

Les poires tapées de Rivarenne

La Poire Tapée


 

It is a specialty of Rivarennes. The pears are peeled, heated, dried and then flattened (typed). They savor nature or rehydrate and accompany very well the duck, the pig and the Sainte-Maure.

La Tarte du Vigneron

La Tarte Vigneronne


 

It is composed of a caramelized puff pastry garnished with apples cut finely and covered with Chinon wine confit. It is a light, crispy, mellow and refined dessert.

Enjoy the wines of the Loire Valley


 

Vin de Chinon

Chinon


 

The Chinon is an AOC wine produced around the city of Chinon. Mainly red (Cabernet Franc), the wine of Chinon also exists in rosé (cabernet franc) and in white (chenin). The red wines accompany perfectly white or red meats, game and poultry as well as light cheeses.

Site internet :

http://www.chinon.com

Vin de Bourgueil

Bourgueil


 

The Wine Bourgueil, classified AOC, is located west of Tours on the right bank of the Loire. The red and rosé wines are produced from the Cabernet Franc grape variety. Jean Carmet, the child of the country, said: “Bourgueil is in my heart, it is the best address.” It is also in his family home that the winemakers have installed the Maison des vins de Bourgueil.

Site internet :

http://www.vinbourgueil.com/

Vin de Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil

Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil


 

The Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil, classified AOC, is a vineyard about 1100 ha enclosing the town of Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil. This AOC produces mainly red wines based on Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. This wine has a bright purple color with intense and varied aromas of red fruits, violets, raspberries, blackberries, liquorice and spices.

Site internet :

http://www.stnicolasdebourgueil.fr/

Vin Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny


 

Saumur-Champigny is a red AOC wine produced in Maine-et-Loire between Saumur and Montsoreau. This wine is vinified on a Cabernet Franc basis accompanied by Cabernet Sauvignon and Pineau d’Aunis for the assembly. The Saumur-Champigny accompanies all the dishes of your meals (fish, meats, cheeses and desserts).

Site internet :

http://www.saumur-champigny.com/

Vin de Vouvray

Vouvray


 

The Vouvray is an AOC white wine vinified from the Chenin variety and produced around Vouvray in Indre-et-Loire. This wine exists in effervescent (sparkling wine) and non-effervescent (still wine). According to its three declensions, the wine of Vouvray can be enjoyed as an aperitif or during your meals.

Site internet :

http://www.vindevouvray.com/

Vin de Montlouis

Montlouis sur Loire


 

The Montlouis-sur-Loire is an AOC wine, vinified with the Chenin Blanc grape. It is produced on the communes of Montlouis-sur-Loire, Lussault-sur-Loire and Saint-Martin-le-Beau in Indre-et-Loire. This wine exists in effervescent (sparkling wine) and non-effervescent (still wine). It will accompany your fish, poultry, cheese or dessert according to its variations or will be shared during your aperitifs.

Site internet :

http://www.vinsmontlouissurloire.fr/

 

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