A castle labeled Museum of France...
Symbol of the city of Saumur it dominates, the castle is an old fortress converted into a palace by the Dukes of Anjou (fourteenth and fifteenth century), whose king René. He then became residence of the governors of the city jail and deposit of arms and ammunition. In 1906 the castle was bought by the city to house the municipal museum today labeled Museum of France. A rich collection of decorative arts currently occupies the first floor of the north and east wings. A part of the horse collection, collecting objects from antiquity to the early twentieth century, is on display in the old abbey. The castle gardens offer an exceptional view of the Loire and the city. In summer, offer entertainment for the whole family.
- Rates and times:
- Full price: € 7.00; Reduced price: 5,00 €.
- Family ticket (2 adults - 2 children): € 20.00; Free for children under 7 years.
- Group rate (from 12 people): 5,00 €.
- Opening time :
- From April 1 to June 30 and from September 1 to September 30: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 18pm.
- From 1 July to 31 August: every day from 10h to 19h.
- From 1 October to 31 December: Tuesday to Sunday (and Monday holidays), from 10h to 13h and 14h to 17h30.
- From June 15 to September 15: daily from 10am to 18:30.
- From December 23 to January 7, Tuesday to Sunday from 14 to 17.30.