Friends and Artisans

Eats and treats!

Epicerie, Place Jules Desbois — Parçay Les Pins

Groceries, wine, newspapers, depot du pain.

Boulangerie, Mme & Mr Pigeon — Parçay Les Pins

Fresh bread, croissants and pâtisserie daily.

Torréfaction Saint Nicolas — Saumur

A wonderful range of freshly ground coffees, teas, tissanes and gifts, great individual care and attention. Try Le Petit Cheval, Saumur’s favourite ground coffee!

Fabrice Metry, Pâtissier — Bourgueil

The home of the famous Gallette Bourgueilloise and many other delights.

La Maison De Rabelais — Langeais

Superb chocolates, gateaux, hot chocolate and treats.

Les Cochons du Vigneau — Noyant

Excellent quality farm raised pork and charcuterie at sensible prices.


Le Tasting Room — Cumeray

Loire wine tours and tastings from complete beginner or a dedicated oenophile.

Guy Delanoue, Viticulteur — Bourgueil

Raconteur and charming guy, who also makes excellent wines!

Domaine de la Chanteleuserie — Benais

Excellent range of AOC Bourgueil, AOC St. Nicholas de Bourgueil and AOC Touraine.

Domaine de Godefroy — Chouzé sur Loire

Four generations of wine makers producing some lovely wines, with commentary in English if required.

Louis de Grenelle — Saumur

The best pétillant in Saumur.

Gratien & Meyer — Saumur

Known for their champagne, but find out about their excellent range of Saumur fizz. Jazz evenings in the summer on their panoramic terrace overlooking the River Loire.

Clos Cristal

The vineyard which brought Loire Valley reds to the fore, organic wines with an interesting connection with our village and Restaurant Hélianthe too!

Jacky and Fabrice, Vignoble Gasnier — Chezelet

Gorgeous wines from Chinon.

…and Dine!

Café du Musée — Parçay Les Pins

Plat du Jour on weekdays, and meals evening and weekends.

La Chaumiere — La Pellerine

Plat du Jour on weekdays, and meals evening and weekends.

Restaurant Hélianthe — Turquant

Traditional local cuisine served with great style and humour.

Auberge La Lande — Bourgueil

Charming restaurant for cosy meals of a high standard.

Le Bouff’tard — Hommes

Home cooked meals with fresh ingredients and excellent value for a lunch time meal.

L’Orée des Bois — La Breille Les Pins

Creative cuisine at resonable prices… Highly recommended.


Blanchisserie de Gilbert Bertras — Saumur

Excellent service!

The Cottage Soap Company

Suppliers of our guest soaps.

All tea towels

Our favourite supplier of good quality and decorative tea towels.

Savonnerie artisanale Martin de Candre

Locally made soaps and toiletries in the traditional way, using natural ingredients.

Last Minute Holiday Cottages

A holiday rental website with a friendly and efficient service.