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Cycling Visit of Cellars

In the Loire Valley, in the heart of the Saumur region, Bouvet-Ladubay, producer of fine Brut de Loire wines, welcomes you in its 8 kilometers of cellars dug into the local 'Tuffeau" stone.

Pioneering in Wine Tourism since 25 years, Bouvet Ladubay offers its visitors a completely new experience  the « Cycling Visit of Cellars ». Come  together with your friends or family (up to 10 persons)! You will have an opportunity to rent an authentic vintage bicycle from « Anjou Vélo Vintage ».  

Open 7 days a week, all year round, you can come and visit our cellars, taste our wines and discover the 'Méthode Traditionnelle' sparkling wine making process.

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June 28th & 29th, 2014 -  "Anjou Vélo Vintage" 4th Edition 

Held since 2011 and organised by the General Council of Maine-et-Loire, Anjou Vélo Vintage is the foremost French retro cycling event. The third edition has confirmed its success in bringing together 2,650 participants and 20,000 visitors from 71 departments and 20 countries. Anjou Vélo Vintage is now an un-missable event for cycling enthusiasts and vintage fashion aficionados.

With enthusiast participants of Anjou Vélo Vintage cycling through its cellars, Bouvet Ladubay decided to move a gear up on the occasion of the 4th edition of Anjou Vélo Vintage.
All participants will have the honor to fasten their adventure in the cellars of Bouvet Ladubay, whose history with the bicycle dates back to its founder, Etienne Bouvet, creator of the first velodrome in Saumur in 1894.

(We inform you that there will be no tours for individuals or groups that day)

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Cave Cathédrale"La Cathédrale Engloutie"

At the end of the 19th century, the quarrying of the local "Tuffeau" stone from under the ground that was used to build many monuments in France and around Europe ceased. The iconic stone dug during the previous 1,000 years gave birth to castles, chateaux, abbeys, monuments and towns of the Loire Valley, and is also said to be part of Westminster Abbey in London.
The vision of "La Cathédrale Engloutie" (The Underground Cathedral) is like in a dream and as the legend of "The horse buried in the stone", maybe there are more ruins of ancient monuments in our cellars that could have once existed.

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