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Saumur

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

Saumur - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire
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Nestling in the heart of the Anjou vineyards, the medieval town of Saumur, nicknamed the pearl of Anjou, is a very scenic place with its magnificent turreted château overlooking the Loire Valley and old town stretching along the wild river. Surrounded by fortifications, the castle of the Dukes of Anjou is houses a decorative arts museum and a horse museum. It also offers a stunning panoramic view over the roofs of the town and the Loire River.

Below, the historic centre of Saumur is the perfect place for a stroll – along the narrow streets edged by old houses and around Saint-Pierre square where there are old timber-framed houses and a church containing stalls and tapestries.

Worth seeing as well: the Notre-Dame-de-Nantilly Romanesque church, which contains a magnificent 16th- and 17th-century tapestry collection.

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Saumur

At 50 km from Angers and 70 kilometers from Tours, the city of Saumur is located at the confluence of the Loire and Thouet. This medium-sized town has a rich historical past and is labeled "city of art and history". The shops are numerous, the city is alive throughout the year, including late.

It is famous for its cavalry school "the Black Frame" and its national riding school. Throughout the year, you can attend equestrian international competitions and shows. It takes advantage of the dynamism of entrepreneurs, artisans, winemakers Maine-et-Loire. It is located in Champigny-Saumur the appellation and is renowned for its sparkling wines.

Easy access by highway or by train (2 hours from Paris). The area is rich in activities, heritage and diversity of the landscape (vineyards, troglodytes...)

The "white city" with its houses and buildings in limestone has kept its charm and sweetness of life along the wild river Loire, which can be explored by boat or canoe.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wine tasting at the Domaine Lavigne
Local flavoursFreeVarrains
Guided excursion on a retro scooter
Sports sensations125 € to 186 € La Ville-aux-Dames

Places of interest

Information points
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Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Vines, wines and hikes in the Loire Valley
A wine tourism event combining hiking, sightseeing and fine foodSeptember 2020

Photos

House of the Companions
House of the Companions
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Castle Saumur
Castle Saumur
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Loire Saumur
Loire Saumur
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bridge Cessart
bridge Cessart
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the Ardilliers
the Ardilliers
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Dressage Competition
Dressage Competition
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Town hall
Town hall
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Saint Peter's Square Market
Saint Peter's Square Market
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The castle and the center
The castle and the center
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Night Theater
Night Theater
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The Ardilliers interior
The Ardilliers interior
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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