Top 3 gastronomic experiences in Saumur
Pays de la Loire wines
Enjoy your stay at our Campanile hotels in Saumur to discover delicious wines, one of the great riches of the Pays de la Loire. Among the reds, we can particularly recommend AOC Anjou and Saumur-Champigny. There are also some sublime sweet wines produced from the Chardonnay grape variety. The Saumur rosé brut is also highly enjoyable. The region of Angers is also filled with wonders. Bonnezeau, Bourgueil wines, Coteaux de l'Aubance, Coteaux du Layon and Crémant de Loire are some examples. Moreover, Angers is also home to the Cointreau factory, which is open to visitors.
Do not miss out on fouées de Saumur! These delicious balls of bread are cooked over a wood fire and stuffed with various local ingredients: rillettes, mogettes, mushrooms, etc. Originally, they were served to use up leftovers from the previous day in the stuffing, with the dough consisting of leftover bread dough. They are now more refined and appear on the menus of even the best restaurants in the city of Saumur.
For dessert during your stay in Maine-et-Loire, don’t miss out on Quernons d'ardoise. One of the most famous Angevin specialties, these crunchy blue chocolate-covered bites, stuffed with caramelized almond and nougatine hazelnuts, were created in the 1960s. Their slate shape is a tribute to the slate of Trélazé, a nearby municipality in Angers. You can enjoy them with coffee or tea. And even though they are specialties from Angers, you will undoubtedly find them in Saumur.