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French in Turquant

L’Hélianthe

Carved into a cliff behind Turquant's mairie (town hall), this atmospheric restaurant has a hearty menu firmly based on local products and classic French flavours. Specialities include Loire fish casserole and dishe…
French in Turquant

Le Saut aux Loups

A great place to tour mushroom caves (adult/child €7/5.50), whose informative exhibits – a great intro to 'shroom farming – were redone in 2018, and tuck into fungi, including galipettes (five for €14). Has plenty o…
Bistro in Turquant

Bistroglo

At this bistro-style restaurant, situated en troglo (troglodyte, ie built into the cliff face) – thus the name – artisanal beers and local wines are an excellent prelude to traditional French cuisine, including Loir…
Cave in Turquant

Les Pommes Tapées

This is one of the last places in France producing the traditionally made dried apples known as pommes tapées. You can see displays on how it’s done, visit the tufa caves, sample the wares (€1) and buy some to take …
Winery in Turquant

La Grande Vignolle

Domaine Filliatreau offers wine tasting inside the cliff face. Bottles of organic Saumur Chamipgny wines, some grown atop the nearby cliff, cost €8.60 to €30; the best vintages come from vieilles vignes (grapevines …