With 39 000 visitors and 438 exhibitors, the 22 th edition of the International fair of tourism and leisure, that took place in Rennes from 16th to 18th February, achieved a great success. Ambassador of its region, Le Prieuré castle was present with the city of Saumur for 3 days of animation.
300 m². The stand of the city of Saumur was unquestionably one of the highlight of the fair. Under a common flag, the Tourism office gathered together every actors of the hospitality field to propose a complete overview of activities and leisure in Val de Loire. For an immersion better than the real thing, visitors were invited to a walk on the quay of the Loire, through a reconstitution of a paved street and its excitement. Everything was here : the Gabare, this traditional boat with a flat bottom, musicians with their popular hits, the giraffe of the Biopark of Doué-la-Fontaine hidden in the branches, wooden barrel and front windows of the auberge, street lamp of the period. Between wine and mushrooms tasting from the troglodyte cave of the region, cut of Tuffeau stone, animations for families, contests and musical atmosphere, the stand of Saumur experienced a record crowd. Emblematic in the Val de Loire, the Prieuré castle was representative of an architecture and an art of living popular in french and foreign tourism. Next to it, Le Cadre noir de Saumur (national riding school), the Biopark in Doué-la-Fontaine, the mushroom museum, the village of artistic profession of Turquant, Ackermman and Vinovalley cellar, the troglodyte restaurant Nobles Fouées and the park “Stones and lights” represented unmissable centers of attractivity of the region.
With its happy atmosphere, its overjoyed conviviality and its realistic setting, Saumur received the price of the most beautiful stand. The happy winner of a stay with half-board offered by Le Prieuré castle, will have the privilege to fully taste the 4 starred refinement and the sense of welcoming of La Grande Maison Younan Collection.