Rendez-vous in Turquant
Turquant, located not far from Saumur, is positioned in the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park and combines tradition and heritage.
The village is distinguished by its troglodytes, remarkably well preserved. It seemed to consolidate them by economic and cultural development. In the context of protecting and enhancing this exceptional heritage, a unique project of creating a "craft" village came into being and has enabled the municipality to integrate its tourism development in the Saumur area through the image of artistic crafts. Through this project, the town shows its commitment to supporting the establishment of professional artistic crafts men and women (stone, metal, earth, glass, fire). The troglodyte site has thus become an area of developing of local skills.
This now protected space has welcomed thousands of visitors every year since 2009 and has an eclectic cultural season.
The village of Turquant, awarded in 2009 at the EDEN competition on "Tourism and Protected Areas", is worth a detour to discover a unique and singular place, which has become a European tourist Destination of ExcelleNce in France.
Discovering Turquant !
The Heritage and Crafts route
- The crafts people
- The art trades area
- Visiting the wineries
- The Troglo des Pommes Tapées
- The Loire by bicycle
- Hiking on foot
- The Abbey of Fontevraud
Dates for your dairy !
With many events organized throughout the year: thematic exhibitions, markets, concerts, theatrical performances, Turquant is positioned as one of the most dynamic villages of Maine et Loire.
How to get there
By train :
Railway station of Saumur (TER) or TGV Paris/Tours in 1h15
By motorway : take A85
Comming from Tours : exit Bourgueil (n°5), take direction "Port Boulet", then Saumur (D952) and Turquant. Coming from Angers : exit Saumur (n°3), take direction "Saumur center" then Turquant.
By plane :
Airport of Tours, Val de Loire (Links with England and Italy)
Contact and useful links
TAMA Association – Municipality of Turquant
Rue de la Mairie – 49730 Turquant
Tél. 00 33 (0) 2 41 38 11 65 (dial 3)
By appointment only
An information point located in the Place Saint Aubin (church square) will enable you to find all necessary information when you arrive at the village.