Discovering Turquant !

  • The crafts people : Les plasticiens d'Oz - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    The crafts people : Les plasticiens d'Oz - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    © Les plasticiens d'Oz

  • Photographer and sculptor Alex Taaz - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    Photographer and sculptor Alex Taaz - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    © Alex Taaz

  • Gold leaf gilder - Marc Boutfol - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    Gold leaf gilder - Marc Boutfol - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    © Marc Boutfol

  • Jewellery -  Sylvie Naulin - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    Jewellery - Sylvie Naulin - Turquant - Maine et Loire

    © Sylvie Naulin

  • Church of Turquant - Maine et Loire

    Church of Turquant - Maine et Loire

    © Cédrix Sagorin

  • The restaurant Hélianthe - Turquant

    The restaurant Hélianthe - Turquant

    © Restaurant Hélianthe

Discovering Turquant ! 49 Turquant fr

The Heritage and Crafts route

The crafts people

  • Metal worker, Sébastien  Pommier
  • Ceramics worker, Françoise Langlois
  • Porcelain painter, Annick Guimberteau
  • Gold leaf gilder, Marc Boutfol

The art trades area

Centre of discovery of contemporary creation, it is installed in a room of 200 square metres within the troglodyte site and in a vaulted ceiling height of 12 m. The area is open from April to December.
Unique in France, it includes: The art trades shop and a gallery for temporary exhibitions and themed events,

The space showcases utilitarian objects, unique pieces made of traditional materials and innovative by professional crafts people. Visitors may find varied products of high quality. The imprint of precise movements and the love of work well done are constantly present.

Visiting the wineries

The winemakers of Turquant welcome you and will help you discover the secret of their vineyards with Saumur wine tasting.

The Troglo des Pommes Tapées

You will discover the making of dried apples, a real activity in the nineteenth century. It has completely disappeared today except in Turquant!

The Loire by bicycle

Allows cyclists to cross the entire Heritage and Artistic Crafts route of the village. Specific equipment has been installed to make your discovery more pleasant.

Hiking on foot

Turquant, is also many opportunities for hiking through the winding lanes along the hillside with its troglodytes. The municipality offers an interpretive trail created in collaboration with the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park. Over 5 km, you can discover the great features of the landscape: the Loire, vineyards, troglodytes, mushroom farming.

Nearby:

Saumur
Famous for its unique riding school "le cadre noir de Saumur" and its chateau which is now a museum.

The Abbey of Fontevraud
To discover the history of the abbey, linked to the dynasty of the Plantagenets, many themed tours are offered. This is certainly one of the largest monastic complexes bequeathed to us by the Middle Ages.

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