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Chateau de Saumur, Saumur

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Like most châteaux, the Chateau de Saumur has exchanged hands many times in its long life, but fortunately its last stop is a museum. This mammoth of an estate is exactly what your imagination would conjure in your dreams of chateaux: the triumphant spires slicing the sky like victorious swords, the white limestone (tuffeau) sitting one on top of the other, refusing to give way no matter how many hundreds of years pass.

Once you’re up the stairs and through the door of the chateau, you’ll gain access to three different museums: the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of the Horse, and the Museum of Toy Figurines. These oddities are just icing on the cake, because the real pleasure is the stroll through royal grounds and the view of the château itself from a distance: it is a living fairytale. Plan to visit Chateau de Saumur during your Saumur vacation using our convenient Saumur tour planner.
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  • The Loire Valley region and its castles are a beautiful part of France. Great for spending few days to visit the various castles. Saumur remains our favourite town. The panoramic view from the Castle ...  read more »
  • Castle also robust in beautiful and interesting are small and less description and so helpful. I think it is worth a visit, if you include views from the Castle. Several tourist destination 5 when you visit the museum pass to the. Pay 10 euros so 廻reba more than 2.
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  • from the outside, the castle is beautiful, majestic! the drawbridge, the Court... He was unfortunately works... I was however disappointed by the Interior of the castle with mainly porcelain, tableware which had nothing to do with saumur, I found it a pity. The visit is fast enough. The view is superb.
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  • Aited 20 monutes. And it wont open. The scenery is impresive though
  • Compared to the other Loire valley castles, it is a modest structure, still under reconstruction but it has a great potential. Worth a visit!
  • Great value and great experience especially enjoyed the spectacle
  • Very unimpressed! 9€ each for 1/2 an hour. Most of the chateau was closed. Waste of money...
  • Some reconstruction!! But not bad!!
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