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The Cointreau distillery

Just 30 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Find out everything there is to know about Cointreau: its 150 year history, its traditional and unique manufacturing process and more. Everyone is familiar with Cointreau, the key ingredient of the world's most famous cocktails, but who knows exactly what it is?

This fun yet instructive and cultural destination will enable you to discover the world of the Cointreau brand. A tour of the production facilities of this famous liqueur will take you on a journey of discovery of its manufacturing process. Breathe in the subtle aroma of the gently bitter orange peel and prepare to be taken by surprise by the extraordinary red copper still room.

 

49124 Saint Barthélemy d'Anjou
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 31 50 00

valerie.quinaud@remy-cointreau.com

Bouvet Ladubay

Just 25 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert. 

In the Loire Valley, in the heart of the Saumur region, Bouvet-Ladubay, which produces Saumur dry white wine, invites you to see its 8km of cellars carved out of the tuffeau stone. In 1851 Étienne Bouvet created Bouvet-Ladubay, bringing his wife's name to the brand. He constructed his buildings backing onto the slope in which huge hollows had been dug by man to extract the stone.

Here, you'll find out about all the different stages of the winemaking process. Wine tasting arranged by appointment. Wine tasting cellar - Horse carriage room - 19th century theatre for prestige events. Discover the sunken cathedral.

 

49400 SAUMUR
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 83 83 83

www.bouvet-ladubay.fr

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Ackerman

Just 25 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert

Come and visit the Ackerman cellars in Saumur, and enjoy an amazing journey in the cellars here.

As you enter Saumur, combining tradition and innovation, education and leisure, a fantastic odyssey, which begins like Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth: dive headlong into the Ackerman spirit, with dynamic décor, a festival of colours and a whole world of captivating scents, of tuffeau stone and of colours. This tour is punctuated by entertainment, tastings and exhibitions. Set off for an amazing Voyage to the Centre of the Bubble in a fascinating world set in the Ackerman cellars, just 20 or so minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

 

49400 Saumur
Tel: + 33 (0)2 41 53 03 21

www.ackerman.fr

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Louis de Grenelle

Just 30 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

In the heart of the Loire Valley, La Maison Louis de Grenelle produces lightly sparkling wines, including Saumur Rosé, Saumur Brut and Crémant de Loire. Beneath the town of Saumur lies a hidden former tuffeau stone quarry, where more than 3 million bottles of wine are maturing. The guided tour will tell you how, generation after generation, the tradition has been able to continue. The richness and subtleties of the Saumur vineyards, the traditions and know-how of man, and constantly striving for quality encapsulates the spirit of La Maison Louis de Grenelle, which expresses itself elegantly and generously in its various forms.

49415 SAUMUR
Tél. : +33 (0)2 41 50 17 63

grenelle@louisdegrenelle.fr
www.louisdegrenelle.fr

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Combier distillery

Just 30 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Come and visit the Combier distillery, the oldest operational distillery in the Loire Valley. It's here, in copper-bound silence (we cannot say more!) that the maceration of the fruit and the distillation of the peel mixed with alcohol have been taking place for more than 150 years.

Tastings are available for discovering the authentic taste of the liqueurs, crèmes, cordials and spirits made with the plants used to make absinthe. Discover the secrets of the copper stills, where, for more than 175 years, the fabulous alchemy of fruit turning to liqueur takes place, just half an hour from the camping Parc de Montsabert. Shop open throughout the year.

 

49400 SAUMUR
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 40 23 00

www.combier.fr

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La Cave aux Moines

Just 20 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

On the banks of the Loire, in 6km of galleries dug out of the tuffeau stone by man, come and find out about life underground and things that are  grown underground. Since the early 20th century, La Cave aux Moines has been used to grow mushrooms. During your tour, this cellar will take you on a journey back in time, to find out, all the way through its galleries, about: 

  • Life in a troglodyte dwelling
  • The story of tuffeau stone
  • Snails in cellars
  • Mushroom growing
  • The wine tasting cellar

In a novel setting, La Cave aux Moines can accommodate up to 220 people in its "Les Pieds Bleus" restaurant.

49350 Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 67 95 64 

infos@cave-aux-moines.com
www.cave-aux-moines.com

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