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The town of Saumur France



Our visit to the town of Saumur in the Loire region of France

The town of Saumur France Loire region

Saumur is on the banks of the Loire river between the towns of Angers and Tours.

The top picture shows the bridge over the Loire to the town. Saumur is called the white city because of the pale tuffeau stone that a lot of the town is built with. So much stone was excavated to build castles. palaces. bridges that it left a network of tunnels. The miles of tunnels were used to house the work force see my page on Rochemenier.

A 14th century Chateau de Saumur over looks the town this as been a palace and a prison. During its time as a prison the Marquis de Sade was kept there it is now two museum a furniture and the history of the horse.

In the town is the world famous Cadre Noir equestrian academy.

Places to eat in the town

Hotels in Saumur


hotel adalgo saumur picture

This white stone three-floor hotel is located in Saumur.

Just 500 metres from the train station and town centre, and one kilometre from the historic Chateau de Saumur.

The Hotel provides a bar/lounge, a concierge desk, complimentary parking, and laundry facilities

Best Western Adagio Hotel Saumur

Hotel deals in Saumur


Timbered buildings in Saumur

The town of Saumur France Loire region

We found parking easy and cheap the old half timbered houses and narrow street were full of art galleries antique shops and gift shops.

A wide choice of restaurant and street cafes and modern shopping malls. There are also the usual edge of town hypermarkets.

Well worth a look is the Military Cavalry school which as the largest tank collection in Europe. About 150 working armoured vehicles form the first world war to the gulf war.

The Caves Louis de Grenelle wine tasting tour is worth a visit.We enjoyed the tour it was interesting to learn about how wine is made.The address is 839 rue Marceau 49415 Saumur


The river Loire at Saumur

The town of Saumur France Loire region


Google street map of the town


Places to stay


Holiday Rental Cottage


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La Maison Des Vignes (The House of Vines) sits in the heart of the lovely village of Tourouzelle, in the sunny Languedoc Roussillon area of the South of France.

One of three gites we have available, this gite, Gite Olivier, sleeps 4-6 people and has three bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and a private terrace with gas barbeque. There is also a heated swimming pool in the landscaped, walled gardens.

Situated in the Minervois and bordering the Corbiere wine regions, this former vigneron estate dates back to the 1600s and is built in the traditional stone typical of the region.

The architect-designed, renovated barn conversions have created 3 spacious gites which have all the character of the old stone walls, high ceilings and original wooden beams, combined with all the comforts and mod cons that will make your stay here all the more pleasurable. Whether you wish to soak up the sunshine by the pool or the beach, enjoy the fabulous food and wine of the area, play golf, cycle or walk, you are sure to discover your joie de vivre at La Maison Des Vignes.

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