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Turquant

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

Turquant - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire
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Turquant has a particular geographical location:

At the heart of the UNESCO site Loire Valley;

At the heart of the Regional Natural Park Loire-Anjou-Touraine;

Between Saumur and Fontevraud, on the border of three districts and three regions;

Between the Loire and hillside cave.

Geographical information

MunicipalityTurquant
Postcode49730
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Latitude47.2232480 (N 47° 13’ 24”)
Longitude0.0281870 (E 0° 1’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 26m to 103m
Surface area7.86 km²
Population599 inhabitants
Density76 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (76 km, 57 min)
Insee code49358
IntercommunalityCA Saumur Loire Développement
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Parnay1.8 km (3 min)
Souzay-Champigny3.3 km (5 min)
Montsoreau3.6 km (8 min)
Varennes-sur-Loire3.9 km (6 min)
Candes-Saint-Martin4.1 km (7 min)
Dampierre-sur-Loire4.4 km (6 min)
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye6.9 km (9 min)
Chouzé-sur-Loire8.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne8.8 km (10 min)
Saumur9.8 km (13 min)
Villebernier10.1 km (11 min)
Chacé10.3 km (16 min)
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg10.4 km (18 min)
Brézé10.7 km (18 min)
Savigny-en-Véron11 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Today Turquant is characterized by a strong tourist dynamics: the heritage and crafts route is characterized by the presence of a craft shop and artisans of art exhibiting mainly in troglodytic sites. The craft shop is a space for valorisation and marketing of craft creation creation within the troglodytic site of Turquant. Installed in a room of 200 m ² and under a height of vault of 12 m, it stages utilitarian objects, unique pieces realized in traditional or innovative materials by professionals crafts.

Visitors will be able to discover quality and varied products of some thirty craft professionals selected throughout France on the following themes: tableware, ceramic pottery, jewelery creation, decorative objects, cutlery, and good Still others... A cultural season supports the dynamism of the commune. All the cultural fields are explored: music, theater, crafts...

Two hiking trails are to be discovered: the heritage interpretation trail and the circuit of the small towns of character start from the church. Not to mention the circuit of the Loire à Vélo which passes in front of the troglodytic site. An offer of lodging and restaurant in troglos has also developed and welcomes the visitors all the year.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

Every first Saturday of the month, the media library offers stories for children under 6 (story telling).

The first Tuesday of August, a night market with exhibition of artisans of art and sale of culinary products.

The Tuesdays of Turquant in July and August are organized by the association TAMA with projection of films in the open air.

Photos

Village Craftsmanship - Panoramic view
Village Craftsmanship - Panoramic view
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Village Métiers d'Art - In front of the workshops
Village Métiers d'Art - In front of the workshops
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La Grande Vignolle - Domaine Filliatreau - under the snow
La Grande Vignolle - Domaine Filliatreau - under the snow
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Night troglodytic workshop
Night troglodytic workshop
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Boutique Crafts in Troglo
Boutique Crafts in Troglo
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Weather

Wednesday 26 april
Min. -1°C - Max. 13°C
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Thursday 27 april
Min. -1°C - Max. 13°C
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Friday 28 april
Min. 1°C - Max. 15°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Monuments : Montsoreau castle, abbey of Fontevraud, castle of Brézé, Chinon Castle Museum of Saumur national riding school, wine cellars...

Leisure activities : boat cruises Loire, kayak, bike rentals within 10 km from the village.

Loire Cycling.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 27 € Doué-la-Fontaine (27 km)
Visit and wine tasting in the heart of the vineyard
Local flavours5 € Vauchrétien (40 km)
Fun dog hiking trip with a Siberian Husky
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Jaulnay (42 km)
Outing with a musher and their pack of Siberian Huskies
Nature and the great outdoors39 € to 98 € Jaulnay (42 km)
Hot-air ballooning over Touraine
Nature and the great outdoors134 € to 179 € Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (24 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (39 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (39 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (42 km)
Nouâtre/Noyers
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (44 km)

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