An original place, an authentic territory, greedy snacks,
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ALL VAL DE LOIRE FOOD SPECIALTIES, from volcanoes to salt marshes.

Since 1989, Jean-Yves AURADON has been striving to promote the culinary specialties and wide variety of wines of the Loire Valley.
Promote the know-how of craftsmen and producers, develop sensoriality around their products, cultivate an art of living while sharing encounters and simple pleasures.
Discovery, culture and gourmet pleasures are the cornerstones of LOIRE GOURMANDE, aimed at locals and day-trippers alike.
It’s no coincidence that Loire Gourmande has set up shop at 17 rue Château Gaillard, a place well known to Turquantois for its revival of arts and crafts.
Mosaicist Josée Thiriau worked there with great passion. During your visit, you’ll discover his works of art, which lend a very special cachet to the whole place.

TURQUANT, a charismatic city at the heart Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park.

Embark on a sensory, cultural and gourmet journey up Europe’s last wild river. (15 minutes). You can  explore the Loire, its banks and terroirs…
Just like the FRAM… the last flat-bottomed steamer to leave Nantes in September 1918, loaded with sugar and cocoa beans bound for the Poulain chocolate factory in Blois.
Loire Gourmande, located on the hillside road between the Métiers d’Arts store and the Pommes Tapées site, welcomes you all day long and part of the year with its LIGERAMA. (gourmet troglo tour), a boutique and wine cellar, and three small tasting rooms overlooking the Loire Valley and troglos. Curnonsky , Charles Monselet, François Rabelais and many other Epicureans of all times have praised it so highly; this simple and gourmet wealth of cuisine and products from the gardens of France. A veritable mosaic of our Loire terroirs, making up the Loire culinary heritage. Visitors, itinerants, food lovers,  come and enjoy and share all these delights in Turquant, a charming village. The Ligérama, the Fram and its captain have some surprises in store for you, so why not discover the gourmet riches of the Loire, from salt marshes to volcanoes.