What’s On

What's on around Saumur & St Macaire de Bois, arrange your wine tour around a local special event. As we may be awaiting confirmation of dates for 2018 please contact us for further information.

What's on around Saumur and St Macaire du Bois. The following annual events may be of interest:

For garden lovers: the International Rose Festival in Doue la Fontaine

Journees de la Rose festival at Doue la Fontaine"The City of Roses"


For car enthusiasts: the Vintage Grand Prix Retro in Le Puy Notre Dame held

on the last weekend in July

For the equestrian set: The Equestrian school of the cadre noir have a calendar of events and shows in Saumur throughout the summer months.


 la grande tablee Saumur Champigny festivalFor wine buffs: the numerous Wine Festivals throughout the year

 For literary types: the Wine and Book Festival in Saumur in October

 For bird twitchers: occasions throughout the year in the Parc naturel regional


 For music lovers; the jazz event at the famous Gratien and Meyer Sparkling Wine House and elsewhere throughout the summer



                                                              Dates for 2018


What's on in April:A local wine festival and yes it's full of wine!

Public Presentations of the Cadre Noir, Saumur

Open day of the vinery and gardens of the

Chateau of Montreuil Bellay

The book and wine fair at Bouvet Ladubay sparkling wine house, Saumur


What's on in May:

Public Presentations of the Cadre Noir, Saumur

Gala Soirees The Cadre Noir and The Portugese School.


What's on in June:

Public Presentations of the Cadre Noir, Saumur

Gala Soirees the Cadre Noir

International festival of Military Music, Saumur


grand prix retro Le Puy Notre DameWhat's on in July:

Public Presentations of the Cadre Noir

                       Des Journees de la Rose featuring rose exhibitions and a floral art competition

Carousel de Saumur  A four hour spectacle of horses and military machines, tanks etc..

Grand Prix Retro. Classic cars racing through the narrow streets of the village of le Puy Notre Dame


What's on in August:

Public Painting Competition in the streets of Montreuil Bellay

Grandes tablees du Saumur-Champigny, Saumur. Two huge evenings of wine, music, street theatre and local produce

Public Presentation of the Cadre Noirla grande tablee Saumur Champigny festival


What's on in September:

Public Presentations of the Cadre Noir

Marche des vins Wine market in the streets of Saumur

Fun run of 8 or 16 Kilometres through the vineyards of Saumur-Champigny

Concourse de Dressage International, Saumur National Riding School



Public Presentation of the Cadre Noir

Les Musicals du Cadre Noir Equestrian skills to music



"Ar(t) cheval" Equestrian themed International Exhibition of sculptures,paintings and works at Bouvet Laudaby Art Gallery



Montreuil Bellay: The first Sunday of every month along the streets of this pretty town

Montsoreau: The second Sunday of every month along the banks of the Loire in this picturesque village. 

Chinon: The third Sunday of every month along the banks of the Vienne in this chic town.

Saumur: The fourth Sunday of every month in the main square in this vibrant town.