DATA: 25 - 26 May 2019
PLACE: Tours, France.
The Loire. A fascinating place, between history and nature, with the evocative Castles, famous throughout the world.
A land of great tradition, and above all, noble vineyards. Indeed, the wines awarded the AOC label are 79.
In this context, Vitiloire fits perfectly, an unmissable eno-gastronomic appointment, in the splendid Tours.
The last weekend of May awaits an intense weekend to discover the best wines of the Region, through tastings, workshops and many activities. Also for children.
Vitiloire is an excellent opportunity to discover Tours, the international city of Gastronomy.
A real spot of the savoir-faire of this land; of a cultural, patrimonial and gastronomic richness, of an entire Region.
The numbers of the 2018 edition speak of a great success, with more than 30000 visitors in just two days.
HOW TO GET
By plane, Paris is a great base to get to Tours, landing in one of the Airports of Capital. By train, or by renting a car, you can easily get to your destination.
Gare de Tours is one of the most important railway stations in the Loire Valley. From here, numerous TGV, TER and intercity pass through the main French destinations. Often, trains limit to St Pierre des Corps, railway station located around 3 kilometers east of the city center.
WHAT TO DO
At the Vitiloire, over XNUMx m² of open-air exhibition awaits you, right in the center.
The Program of the 17 edition includes a space of the International City of Gastronomy. Fantastic, and suggestive, bike tours; cooking workshops and workshops, in the presence of great chefs.
At Village Gourmand, 11 major players in the local food industry, will offer the best traditional dishes. Among Foie gras, rillons and rillettes de Tours, cheeses, or Torte Tourraine, you will be spoiled for choice.
In addition to the space set up in the center, another arra is located near boulevard Heurteloup.
Possibility to sit at the tables, to eat on the spot.
Obviously, wine will be the main protagonist. Workshops, wine workshops, tastings from producers. At the event, around 130 major manufacturers participate, with well 47 AOC labels. The price is 6 € per tasting glass.
At the Vitiloire 2019 are planned 2 pedestrian circuits, and a bike tour.
Tours, la Vigne and le vin, is a path that develops for about 6 km, in the heart of the city. Departure on Saturday, at 15: 00 at boulevard Heurteloup, in front of the Tourist Office.
Vineyards, Loire et litterature, is a walking tour of 6,5km, between the city and Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. Sunday, at 09: 00, always in front of the Tourism office.
Histoire et Paysages du Vouvray, instead, it is the bike route that will take you to discover the Vouvray vineyards. During the tour, you will be welcomed for a tasting at the Chateau Moncontour, in Vouvray. Departure on Sunday morning, at the 08: 30, at the tourist office. For security reasons, the tour is only open to 15 participants.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Central, and in a great location, Ibis budget Tours Center Gare et congrès offers rooms from your value for money.
Suitable for up to 4 people, the modern rooms have TV, air conditioning and WiFi. On-site parking is available for a fee, subject to availability.
The ibis Budget Tours Center Gare et Congrès hotel is 8 minutes by car from the Parc des Expositions of Tours, 600 meters from the Center de Congrès Vinci and 300 meters from the train station.
i 25 and 26 Maggio, on the occasion of the event, you can book your room at 50 €, for 3 people.