Access, prices and opening hours

Come and visit Ackerman’s cellars in Saumur and enjoy an extraordinary trip!

The House of Ackerman would like to invite you to visit its cellars. Embark upon a Journey to the Center of the Bubble at the heart of a fascinating world between tradition and innovation, educational information and leisure activities. The oenological circuit is punctuated by entertainment, tastings and exhibitions with a dynamic scenography, a festival of colors, and a world of spellbinding aromas.

Opening Hours

The Caves are open everyday (except on January the 1st and December the 25th) :

From January to March
From Monday to Saturday: 10 am -12.30 pm / 2.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 12.30 pm / 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm 

From April to May
Everyday : 9.30 am -12.30 pm / 2 pm – 7 pm

From June to September
Everyday : 9.30 am – 7 pm

From October to Decembre
From Monday to Saturday: 10 am -12.30 pm / 2 pm – 6.30 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 12.30 pm / 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm 

During the “Dive Bouteille” event, the shop will be close Sunday 4th and Monday 5th February. The shop will open Tuesday 6th February. The tour will be accessible at 2pm the same day.

Last admission for visits 1h30 before closing. 

The cellar is maintained at a constant temperature of 12°C.

Admission fees

Self guided tour: 6 €. / From 12 to 17 years old : 4€
Guided tour (only in French in July and August) : 8 € / From 12 to 17 years old : 6€
Guided  tour (from 15 to 50 people, booking required): 5 €.
Free for people under 12 years old (except for group tours)

Visa / Mastercard cards / Cash / Holiday vouchers / cheque.



Unguided tours and commented wine tastings (French and English)

Guided tours (only in French, booking required).

Group tours are available upon reservation only.

A tasting of sparkling grape juice (without alcohol) is offered to children

Our site (the shop and the caves) is equipped for handicapped visitors. The caves are on one level and on stabilized ground. It is 12 ° in the cellars all year round. Don’t forget to bring cardigans or jumpers. The circuit is about 500 meters in the basement, without view on the outside. The tour lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

For more information, click here.

Large car park inside the site
(cars, camping car, coaches and bikes)

After the visit, stimulate your senses with a commented wine tasting. The Ackerman Cellar offers a large selection of the best fine sparkling wines (Saumur brut,  Cremant de Loire) and great still wines from the Loire Valley (Saumur Champigny, Chinon, Vouvray, Coteaux du Layon etc.)

The Ackerman team is willing to help you discovering our wines.