There are countless opportunities here for sharing a drink sitting down, dancing, exploring, running, and so on. Come to Saumur-Champigny and enjoy the charms of the wonderful Anjou countryside! Cyclists, pedestrians, runners, hikers and epicureans, here are the fournot-to-be-missed attractions of Saumur-Champigny:
ANJOU VÉLO VINTAGE - July
Saumur goes into a guinguette mode for three days outside the retro-biking-excursion and holiday season. A cycling immersion through the winery is obviously available for the bravest. Distinguished gentlemen and ladies are also invited to take part in the elegance contest, where every year, the most beautiful costumes are awarded.
LES GRANDES TABLÉES DU SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY - August
This is THE unmissable event of the summer! The winemakers of Saumur-Champigny are bending over backwards to accommodate nearly 10,000 people and serve 6,000 meals for two days. Come and join us at the Place de la République in Samur for about 2km of tables for a country banquet, decked out in the colours of the appellation and the region.
Each year, the event presents the new vintage of the Cuvée des 100. In 2019, it is the 30th vintage that will be celebrated, yet another excuse, if you need one, to mingle with the Saumur locals and dance all night long!
VIGNES VINS RANDOS - August
Each year, Interloire and Saumur-Champigny winemakers offer hundreds of walkers the chance to explore a different village of the appellation, with a fun hike of about 7km, in the heart of the vineyard and guided by producers who share their glasses of wine and passion for this occasion.
LES FOULÉES DU SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY - September
This trail is for athletes and those who enjoy the off-the-beaten track. From Nordic walking to trail running, participants, disguised for the most part, travel the vineyards of Saumur-Champigny on circuits ranging from 9 to 29 km... punctuated by tasting breaks of course!
FESTIVINI - Summer
The Festival of Culture of Wine and Gastronomy hosts, during the summer, many events for exploring the wine-growing area of Saumur: summer evenings, 7 AOCs showcased, with a breathtaking view of the Loire, an exclusive event at the heart of the Abbey Fontevraud, featuring picnics, hiking, horseback riding, and much more.
«Salon des vons de Loire», «La Dive Bouteille», Wine Paris, Prowein, Independent Winemakers’ Salons: there are numerous professional events where you can sample the diversity of Saumur-Champigny.