The Bistrot de la Place in Saumur (49 Maine-et-Loire, Pays de Loire) has a good range of local wines on offer to quaff along with some excellent home-cooked dishes at reasonable prices. This is an ideal venue in the heart of the attractive town of Saumur to do a bit of research on local vineyards without committing yourself.
Naturally the wines of Saumur (red, white and sparkling) are available in abundance, together with red Saumur Champigny and the Anjou and Coteaux du Layon wines of Domaine Leduc-Frouin at Sousigné
Saumur wine bar Le Bistrot de la Place – Bar à vins, Bistrot gourmand, Restaurant – 16, Place Saint Pierre – 49400 Saumur
A few miles south of Saumur there is an excellent B&B at Le Coudray-Macouard – Manoir de Boisairault an 18th-century manor house in the village with en suite rooms and views of the mature gardens.