WHERE TO EAT

Restaurants & Bars

Café Le Musée (6km)

The nearest bar/café. Free Wifi. Closed Mondays and between 2pm & 6pm Tuesday-Friday. Food available at lunchtimes and in the evenings apart from Sunday. +33 2 41 82 13 80 (English Spoken) Parcay-les-Pins

Le Bouff'tard (14kms)

A local favourite with a great menu ouvrier which includes wine but not coffee. Closed Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday. +33 2 47 24 61 11 (English Spoken) Hommes

L'Oree des Bois (20kms)

More of a gastronomic restaurant with a formal atmosphere but very high-quality fair - one for the evenings. Closed Wednesdays and Sunday evenings. +33 2 41 38 85 45 La Breille-les-Pins

Café de la Gare (9kms)

Always busy for lunchtime, with a buffet self-serve starter (as much as you want) and choice of 2/3 main courses. Prices includes wine, cider, coffee and cheese! Weekday lunchtimes only. +33 2 41 82 57 04 Linieres Bouton

Le Pelican (12kms)

It offers both a Menu Ouvrier at lunchtime and a more formal environment in the evenings. Lovely high-quality food. Closed Sunday evening and Monday. +33 2 41 51 50 20 Vernantes

Moulin Bleu (25kms)

If its sunny there is a lovely terrace with views over the Bourgueil vineyards. No Menu Ouvrier but a nice menu that represents the local area. Lunch - Closed Wednesdays Evenings 7pm-8:30pm closed Tues, Weds, Sun. +33 2 47 97 73 13 Bourgueil

Les Farmers - Plan d'Eau Hommes (14kms)

Pop-up bar and restaurant set in front of the lake at Hommes. Live music at least once a week.

Saumur (25kms)

The large town of Saumur has many restaurants to choose from. Just ask us and we can provide recommendations and directions.

Supermarkets

Boulangerie (In Town)

Right in the town of Breil, just a short walk away is one of the best Boulangeries in the area. Turn Right out of the driveway, Left at the next street and follow it across the crossroads with the war memorial. The Boulangerie is on the left. Closed Mondays. Open every other, all day and through luch - just ring the bell.

Epicerie / Boulangerie (6kms)

Closed Mondays. Open every other morning and late afternoon. Parcay-les-Pins also has a Post Office and a Café. Head South out of Breil, past the Chateau and follow signs to Parcay-les-Pins.

Intermarche (5kms)

Open 6 days a week and Sunday mornings until 12:00. Shut over lunch between 12:30 and 15:00. Head North out of Breil towards Noyant. go straight across at the first roundabout in Noyant, left at the T junction (in the small square) and then first right.

Super-U (14kms)

Open 6 days a week and Sunday mornings until 12:00. Shut over lunch between 12:30 and 14:30 Monday - Thursday. In-between the towns of Vernantes and Vernoil, so head through La Pellerine and about 2kms after take the main road to Saumur. In Vernantes turn left for Vernoil.

Markets

Sunday - Langeais

Great for a Sunday as the shops and cafes on the main street are open, all overlooked by the imposing chateau fortress.

Tuesday - Bourgueil

A favourite, a bustling market with a great atmosphere in a pretty town. Plenty of places for coffee and lunch. Try the seafood Paella from Faust the fishmonger, take it home and enjoy later with fresh crusty bread and a glass of rosé.

Thursday - Chinon

On the banks of the Vienne and overlooked by the imposing medieval fortress.

Friday - Noyant

A small market, but what you see is pretty much how it is all year round, so authentic.

Saturday - Saumur

The biggest in the area, food stalls set up around Place St Pierre and other stalls cascading into the side streets. Plenty of places to sip a drink and watch the world go by.