Discovering Turquant !
The Heritage and Crafts route
The crafts people
- Jewellery, Sylvie Naulin
- Leather work,, Carole Noby
- Plastic art, Maria Monasterio
- Photographer and sculptor, Alex Taaz
- Glass blower, Pascal Marchiset
- Metal worker, Sébastien Pommier
- Ceramics worker, Françoise Langlois
- Stone sculptor, Christophe Allier
- 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.
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.