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Saumur is renowned for its horses and especially its Cadre Noir stables, a French cavalry centre of excellence that visitors should not miss (the acrobatics on horseback are remarkable). The “pearl of Anjou” is also known for its elegant château and the delights of its old quarter.

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Tourist attractions Saumur : Things to see and do

  • Museum of Decorative Arts Recommended Recommended

    Château de Saumur

    An attractive collection of works of art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, tapestries, (an astounding dance of the savages), French pottery and porcelain from the 17 and 18C.

  • Château de Saumur Recommended Recommended

    Esplanade du Château

    With its towers and sloping roofs, this château has a proud air to it, dominating the Loire from its pedestal. King René rebuilt this château as a "love mansion" in the 14C, adorning it with a well thought out decorative design in the Gothi..

  • Musée des Blindés Recommended Recommended

    1043 route de Fontevraud

    This museum is home to 800 military vehicles (tanks, armoured cars and artillery pieces), 200 of which are operatonal, from 17 different countries. The museum traces the history of armoured vehicles from 1917 to today. Among the best examples are a S..

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Hotels Saumur

  • Château De Verrières

    53 Rue D’Alsace F - 49400 Saumur

    Chateau De Verrières is peacefully located in a four acre park, in the heart of Saumur. It offers elegant surroundings, personalised service and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are authentically decorated and retain the private mansion atmosphere. They have perio..

  • Citotel Le Volney Two stars Two stars

    1, rue Volney F - 49400 Saumur

    Prix Prices from : 56 €

    Le Volney is a small but cosy hotel with 14 personalised rooms.The environment is warm and the atmosphere friendly. Every guest is received with all attention deserved. From a very quiet area in the center of the city, you can walk and discover th..

  • Cristal Hôtel Restaurant Two stars Two stars

    10,12 Place de La Republique F - 49400 Saumur

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    Located in the heart of Val de Loire, in the city centre of Saumur, the Cristal Hotel is just a few steps away from the castle and the areas historic monuments. This stylish hotel has a great location providing some of the rooms with beautiful views..

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Restaurants Saumur

  • L'Escargot Quite comfortable restaurant 

    30 rue du Maréchal-Leclerc F - 49400 Saumur

    Take your time in this attractive and aptly named restaurant! Find a subdued decor and tasty, traditional cuisine prepared using the finest ingredients. Pleasant terrace.

  • Les Ménestrels Very comfortable restaurant 

    11 rue Raspail F - 49400 Saumur

    Troubadours, trouvères and travellers alike will enjoy the refinement of this old residence near the château. Fine wines from the Loire are served with à la carte dishes or the bistro-style set menu.

  • Le Gambetta Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    12 rue Gambetta F - 49400 Saumur

    A playful approach to textures, presentation and marriages of flavours; this young chef turns tradition on its head. A menu that changes with the seasons, small amounts of espumas (culinary foam), flowers and fruits, nods to Asian cuisine: an exper..

  • L'Alchimiste Quite comfortable restaurant 

    6 rue de Lorraine F - 49400 Saumur

    Despite the name you won't find any molecular cuisine here. Instead, enjoy good, no-nonsense dishes such as courgette and goat's cheese flan, and poached pears. It is often full so it is best to book.

  • L'Aromate Quite comfortable restaurant 

    42 rue du Maréchal-Leclerc F - 49400 Saumur

    True to its name, this is a place where herbs and spices are given pride of place! This family-run affair, where the chef - now back in his native region - works with his son, the pastry chef. On the menu: good, seasonal bistronomie (bistro gastron..

  • Les Terrasses de Saumur Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    chemin de l'Alat F - 49400 Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent

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