Saumur, famous for its Cadre Noir horse riding school, is awe-inspiring to visit. With its fairy tale castle proudly overlooking the Loire you really won’t want to miss this place.
Discover this region where the wine is bubbling, the views are breath taking and the architecture is truly unique: castles, abbeys, windmills, caves and small wine and fishing villages, full of history.
Castles of the region
Angers Castle : A true medieval fortress with 17 towers.
Montreuil-Bellay Castle: With its 13 towers and over 650 metres of protective wall.
Brézé Castle : With the largest dry moat in Europe and unique underground tunnels.
Montsoreau Castle: brings an Austrian/Vienna influence to the Loire. It became the home to a contemporary art museum in 2016.
Usse Castle : The castle which inspired Charles Perrault to write “Sleeping Beauty”
Gizeux Castle: One of the biggest castles in the Loire.
Villandry Castle: Known for its numerous gardens on three different levels.
Ambroise Castle : This castle has seen the likes of artists such as Leonardo de Vinci pass by.
Museums and other historical monuments
Musée des blindés (Tank Museum): Go and see over 80 years of history in front of you and check out the amazing tanks.
Mushroom Museum: Learn about the different ways to cultivate wild mushrooms in the underground caves.
Rochemenier Troglodytique Village: Don’t miss out on this unique troglodyte village built into the rocks.
The museum of old businesses: Built your knowledge on the history of the Loire and see the museum of old businesses with nearly 20 shops from 1900 to 1950.
The mystery of the Faluns: Discover this unusual but scenic troglodyte site.
Fontevraud Abbey: With over 13 hectares it is one of the biggest Abbeys in Europe.
Le Saut aux Loups: Learn about the prehistoric techniques for cultivating mushrooms and have a fabulous menu at the restaurant.
Attractions, Entertainment and zoos
Parcs de Loisirs l’ETANG : An activity parc for all ages from kids to adults.
Cadre noir de Saumur: If you are a fan of horse riding, this is a must for you. Visit the famous horse-riding school and be amazed by their shows.
Golf in Saumur: A 9 hole golf course which welcomes rookies to experts.
The Gardens and Parks in the Region
Terrabotanica: Discover the vegetation with over 275,000 different types of plant in the scenic gardens in the heart of Angers.
BioParc of Doue: Go around this incredible zoo. If you are lucky enough, you may get the chance to feed the giraffes or immerse yourself in the bird arena.
The parks of Tours: Take a stroll around the beautiful parks of Tours and see the city in all its glory.
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