Major events in Saumur and its region
Dotted with remarkable castles, Anjou is a veritable open-air museum where you can delve into the history of France. But far from being just a witness of the past, the region is animated by numerous cultural and sporting events throughout the year.
Take advantage of your stay at the Hotel Anne d’Anjou, The Originals Collection to discover events that you should not miss while being in our hotel.
To discover the specialties of the Anjou region and stock up on fresh produce, meet every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm on Place Saint-Pierre for the large market in Saumur.
Among the specialties, we particularly recommend that you try local goat cheeses, fish from the Loire, or even Guignolet d’Anjou, a liqueur flavored with cherry.
Anjou Vélo Vintage
Fans of « la petite Reine » and vintage lovers meet in Saumur every year in July for an event that is sporty, jovial and retro at the same time!
On the program: bike rides, a vintage market, a flea market and a music festival where swing and Lindy Hop resonate without stopping for 3 days.
Prepare your suspenders and your bike, you are going to make a leap in history.
More information on https://www.anjou-velo-vintage.com/en/
Les Grandes Tablées du Saumur-Champigny
Created in 2001 by the winegrowers of Saumur-Champigny, the Grandes Tablées are on of the unmissable events of the Anjou summer.
In the heart of Saumur, on the Place de l’Hotel de Ville, lovers of good food and good wines gather on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, 2 km of tables are set up by local producers to share the delights of the Loire Valley and enjoy a musical evening where a good atmosphere is always guaranteed.
To find out the next dates and reserve your place: https://www.saumur-champigny.com/eng
Surpass yourself while enjoying the beauty of the Saumur region. This is what the Loire marathon offers you, organized every year in May.
With three races on the program (marathon, half-marathon and combined running+canoe), you can choose the event that will make you discover the magnificent vineyards of Anjou, the Cadre Noir of Saumur, charming churches and unforgettable views over the Loire!
Information and registration: https://www.marathon-loire.fr/
Book and Wine Days
Born from the meeting of enology and literature, the Book and Wine Days bring together writers, journalists and French personalities each spring around great Loire wines.
On the program: public readings, conferences, musical impromptu, literary debates, introduction to the arts of wine and tasting of local products.
For more information: https://livreetvin.com