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BIO PARC DOUE LA FONTAINE

LE BIOPARC

1st Zoo of France 2019

 

The Carnivore Crater is the new creation of this exceptional place.

Carved into the rock this 2.2 hectare space is the territory of lions and cheetahs.

Entrance hut offers 360 ° vision

MUSEE D'ART MODERNE CLIGMAN DONATION

Abbaye de Fontevraud

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Maurice de Vlaminck, Albert Marquet, Kees van Dongen, Robert Delaunay, Juan Gris, André Derain… So many names that have marked the history of art and which appear today in the astonishing collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fontevraud.

The presentation of a private collection escapes by nature the classifications traditionally made for encyclopedic purposes. The course of the museum is therefore not strictly chronological but, based on confrontations and dialogues of objects, offers frequent back and forth between eras and geographical places. It is not a question of reconstituting the universe of the collectors but of evoking it, to then invite to a voyage of sensations, by the discovery of works of various natures, revealing a history of taste. The rooms, punctuated by the marked architecture of the 18th century building, unfold according to a common thread linked to the strong characters of the collection (intimacy, modernity, realism, School of Paris, etc.), sometimes interrupted by rooms stamped " the passion of the collector", revealing the favorites of donors: this is the case of the glassworks by Maurice Marinot in the vaulted room of the old bakery, or the sculptures by Germaine Richier in the passage coachman.

 

 

SAUMUR CITY OF ART and HISTORY

Its Equestrian Tradition and its Heritage
earned him a double entry in the
UNESCO World Heritage

 

 

ARMOR MUSEUM

Tank Museum

The world's first collection of armored vehicles

The Musée des Blindés has a unique collection in Europe of nearly 800 vehicles, 250 of which are on display to the public. The presentation of armored vehicles is accompanied by frescoes, dioramas and models in period costumes to allow neophytes and specialists alike to appreciate the most characteristic or legendary tanks. 

Cadre noir

Le Cadre Noir of Saumur

AN UNFORGETTABLE SHOW

For almost two centuries, in the heart of the Loire Valley and Anjou, the Cadre Noir has embodied and brought to life the excellence of traditional French horseback riding, which is now part of UNESCO's World Heritage 

 

Castle of Saumur

"Château of Love"

René I of Anjou's "Château ofLove" on its "emerald rock", the CVhâteau de Saumur played to kings and prisonners and is the one of the greatest and last intouched remnants of princely architecture from the Valois dynastiy in the Middle Ages.

 

 

LA DIVE MUSIQUE

"La Dive Musique"

La Dive Musique, the Early Music Festival, between Touraine and Anjou, in the heart of the country of Rabelais is preparing to find dear friends, musicians appreciated by listeners, as well as some new future "old friends"! Two opening concerts: La Rêveuse in Seuilly on August 11 and a triptych concert in Saumur on August 13.

 

 

"LE DOME" THEATER

LE DOME

Le Dôme, located in Saumur (49) on the banks of the Loire, is a Theater - Cultural and Artistic Pole managed by the Community of Agglomeration Saumur Val de Loire. Since its reopening in December 2014, it has been directed by Silvio Pacitto (2010-2021) who was succeeded by Héloïse Gaillard in September 2021.

The building houses a 423-seat Italian-style room, the Saumur Val de Loire Music School, two exhibition galleries, a foyer, a conference and rehearsal room, an audition room, dressing rooms, administrative premises and a panoramic terrace.

 

27èmes MUSICALES DE MONTSOREAU

FROM JULY 15 TO AUGUST 12

Opening on July 15, Swedish clarinetist Staffan Martensson will be accompanied by well-known French pianist, Frédéric Lagarde. On July 22, two young artists, violin prodigy, Grégoire Torossian, in duet with Jérôme Fréjaville on the piano. On July 29, Mario Raskin will present other young talents with Le Jardin de Coulicam for a concert of baroque music. On August 5, with fanfare the brass quintet Magnifica, will return to Montsoreau musical program from Handel to Saint-Saëns. Back to jazz on August 12 with the Trio Canto Jazz.

 

MARCHES

MARCHES DE SAUMUR

Every Saturday morning downt town, stock up on fresh produce aud other local specialties.

A fun outing to delight the whole family

The Saumurois markets reflect the richness and diversity of our region. You will find a wide choice of food products, many of which are sold directly by local producers: fruits and vegetables, cheeses, poultry, honey, organic breads, wines, oils, liqueurs, artisanal biscuits, etc.

 

Cavalry Museum

CAVALRY MUSEUM

Place Charles de Foucauld - Saumur

Located in the former stables of the Cadre Noir, built in 1827, the museum traces the history of the French cavalry from Charles VII in 1445 to the present day. Superb collection of uniforms, harnesses, armor and ancient weapons.

CHATEAU DE LA MOTHE CHANDENIER

 CHATEAU DE LA MOTHE CHANDENIER

The Château with thousands of owners

This 19th century castle, destroyed by fire in 1938, has been saved from ruin by thousands of people around the world.

In this place architecture and nature are intimately linked.

BOULE DE FORT

THE "BOULE DE FORT"

Appeared in Anjou in the 17th century, La Boule de Fort is a tradition still alive in Saumur with 140 active companies. The game of La Boule de Fort was born between 1715 and 1719 but the origin of this game remains obscure. It is the sailors who would have invented the game by playing in their boats, it is the most widespread hypothesis of the origin of this sport. The real Boule de Fort, as we know it today, originates from Anjou.

 

GALERIE TOULOUSE LAUWERS

ART GALLERY TOULOUSE LAUWERS

49, rue Saint Nicolas - Saumur

 

Anne TOULOUSE LAUWERS is happy to welcome you in her charming gallery in downtown Saumur.

Contemporary art - Exhibitions of national and international painters and sculptors

DISCOVER THE LOIRE IN SAUMUR

NAUTICAL BASE OF SAUMUR

Whether you want to discover the exceptional natural and historic setting of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park, subscribe to a performance approach to learn how to get the most out of your boat or experience unique sensations of sliding while trying to tame the last wild river of Europe. Our state-certified monitors are at your disposal all year round to offer you the activity that will satisfy you.
By kayak, catamaran, dinghy, windsurf or paddle, from beginners to advanced, individuals, schools, people with reduced mobility, groups or solo, all those wishing to sail are welcome at the Pôle Nautique de Saumur!

L'OPERA DE BAUGE

L'OPERA DE BAUGE

From July 19 to August 4, 2022

Every summer since 2003, an Opera Festival has been staged at Baugé. John and Bernadette Grimmett, an English music-loving couple, imagined a country opera at their Capuchin property, while cultivating the spirit of the famous Glyndebourne Opera Festival in England. Each season offers 3 operas and a dozen performances, carried by an orchestra of professional musicians, by a host of young singers who compete in talent, and by choirs made up of young graduates and future soloists. For an evening, combine the enchantment of an opera performance with the charm and relaxation of a country dinner in a bucolic setting! The 2021 edition will take place from July 19 to August 4 and will offer you the following operas: - "La Traviata" by Verdi - "Faust" by Gounod - "La veuve joyeuse" by Lehar - "La serva padrona" by Pergolesi & " Bastien et Bastienne "by Mozart

FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER

FESTIVINI

WINE CULTURE FESTIVAL

 

 

Le Cadre Noir - Marathon de la Loire- Musée des Blindés 

Musée de la Cavalerie - Musée d'Art Moderne de Fontevraud 

 

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