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Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake. Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Bistrot Les Tontons

Bistrot Les Tontons


Located in the heart of Saumur in Place Saint Pierre, close to the Château de Saumur, is our wine bar Bistrot Les Tontons where Gérald unites his two greatest passions: ‘food and wine’.


Bistrot Les Tontons

Bistrot Les Tontons



We provide simple, good, honest eats. Diners can enjoy simple, authentic bistrot fare freshly prepared on a daily basis, served alongside quality organic and biodynamic wines sourced by Gerald from local niche producers and across France.

Our lunches and dinners consist of 1-3 courses. Savour traditional home-cooked French cuisine served with a twist and ensure to try our Frites Maison, homemade and prepared by hand: they will remind you of the chips your Grandmother made.

Wine is of primary importance, and extraordinary wines from the Loire Valley and throughout France can be sampled, taken away or enjoyed in the stylish yet informal surround of the wine bar.

In short, we are not to be mistaken for a restaurant nor a brasserie!  We are simply a cosy little bistrot seating a maximum of 25 people.

Bistrot Les Tontons is available for private wine tasting events. Small and large group bookings and private hire.

You may like to read our clients’ generous reviews left on Trip Advisor.

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