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« Les vignes selon Val »offers instructive guided walks in the lovely vineyard of the « coteaux du Layon »
Open all year round, booking required

Surrounded by an exceptional viticultural area, the Layon valley has a very particular climate and terroir. Since the middle age, the vine growing on its steep slopes has produced very famous white wines.

Following twisting footpaths across plots, glens and hillsides, you will discover the specificities and the history of this charming place. You will learn about vine farming and winemaking methods and how much interactions between the vine and its environment are important in the wine making process. At last, you will appreciate the winemakers’ work and art, thanks to a wine tasting.

All about Chenin

Discover the influence of the terroir on the varietal wines made of chenin, the typical grape variety of the Layon Valley.

Distances:4 or 4,5 or5 or 6,5 or 8 km, time: between 2h30 and 4h (with tasting)

Start: Pont Barré, Beaulieu sur Layon or place du mail, Rablay sur Layon

Price: 28 euros/person, minimum 2 persons.

Free until 16 years. Special prices for groups.

The Layon and its appellations

Discover the most prestigious appellations 100% chenin of the Layon Valley.

Distance: 7,5 km, time: 3h30 (with tasting)

Start: campsite in Saint Aubin de Luigné

Price: 28 euros/person, minimum 2 persons.

Free until 16 years. Special prices for groups.

Why sweet wines are so delicious?

The “Coteaux du Layon”: terroir of sweet wines. Discover their history and their making process.

Distance: 4 or 5 or 6,5 or 8 km, time: between 2h30 and 4h (with tasting)

Start: parking lot of Pont Barré, Beaulieu sur layon or place du mail, Rablay sur Layon

Price: 28 euros/person, minimum 2 persons.

Free until 16 years. Special prices for groups.

Every grape varieties in the valley

Although white wines made of chenin are emblematic of le Layon valley, the winegrowers make a wide range of red and rosé wines. Discover the making process and the grape varieties.

Distance: 4,5 or 7,5 km, time: between 2h30 and 3h30 (with tasting)

Start: “place du mail”, Rablay sur Layon

Price: 28 euros/person, minimum 2 persons.

Free until 16 years. Special prices for groups.

Savennières : an amazing AOC

In the Loire valley, near Angers, discover this prestigious appellation 100% made of chenin, its wonderful terroirs, its history and the making process.

Distance: 8 km, time 3h30 (with tasting)

Start: “place du mail”, Savennières

Price: 28 euros/person, minimum 2 persons.

Free until 16 years. Special prices for groups.

A nice day between vines and hillsides

After this 20km hiking, the Layon valley and its wines won’t have secrets anymore. Bring your pic-nic lunch.

Distance: 20km, time: 7h(with tastings)

Start: parking lot of “pont Barré”, Beaulieu sur Layon

Price: 200 euros up to 4 persons, 45 euros/person from 5 persons.

Free until 13 years.