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Souzay-Champigny - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

Souzay is a beautiful medieval village with 16th century houses, a street of commerce cave, where the circuit "Loire bike" password. It is a village of winemakers who received a fertile ground for the vineyard and cellars dug into the tufa rock, along the Loire, which allowed to keep the wine at a constant temperature. Souzay is associated with the small village of Champigny 2 km up the hill, which gave birth to the term "Saumur Champigny."

Geographical information

Latitude47.2346910 (N 47° 14’ 5”)
Longitude-0.0050360 (W 0° 0’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 26m to 93m
Surface area8.92 km²
Population812 inhabitants
Density91 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (73 km, 57 min)
Insee code49341
IntercommunalityCA Saumur Loire Développement
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Dampierre-sur-Loire1.2 km (3 min)
Parnay1.4 km (2 min)
Turquant3.3 km (5 min)
Montsoreau6.2 km (9 min)
Varennes-sur-Loire6.5 km (8 min)
Candes-Saint-Martin6.8 km (9 min)
Saumur6.9 km (10 min)
Chacé7.4 km (13 min)
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg7.5 km (15 min)
Varrains8.4 km (14 min)
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye9.4 km (12 min)
Brézé9.5 km (15 min)
Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent10.4 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Visit the main street, called Castle Street and past the semi-troglodyte castle, visit the street trade of the 12th century., Troglodyte, where now passes the Loire bike circuit because the city restored the site and offers a relaxing space for cyclists within the troglodyte.

It should also go into the vineyard and spend on the island of Souzay, accessible on foot in the summer to enjoy the view on Souzay.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Medieval festival in troglos late May-early June

Vintage Bike with Saumur and its region in mid-June / end of June (transition to Souzay)

Christmas Market in early December troglos.


A Souzay
A Souzay
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semi-troglodyte Castle
semi-troglodyte Castle
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Space designated for cyclists
Space designated for cyclists
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Great Arch cathedral troglos
Great Arch cathedral troglos
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Leaving Souzay, bike ...
Leaving Souzay, bike ...
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride or trek
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 90 € Roiffé (13.8 km)
Course on gardening garden square in the French
Culture and education5 € to 7 € Azay-le-Rideau (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (21 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (41 km)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (47 km)
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (48 km)
In the footsteps of History
HikeEasy3h30Coulongé (53 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals