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Awesome from the outside

All credit to the group that is restoring the castle which looks awesome from the outside. Inside... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bruce M
Wellington, New Zealand
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standing tall

the chateau looks very impressive from outside as it is located on a hill and is visible from a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland
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A symbol of the town of Saumur, the château is an old fortress that was converted into a palace by the Dukes of Anjou (14th and 15th centuries), including King René. It then became the residence of the town’s governors, a prison, then a depot for...more
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49400, Saumur, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All credit to the group that is restoring the castle which looks awesome from the outside. Inside was less impressive. No real chance to see what life was like when the castle was being inhabited. Personally I would have been happy just to view from...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite an uphill walk to get there but well worth it for the views of the valley and Loire Interesting museum Well maintained Chateau

Thank married90
Reviewed 1 week ago

the chateau looks very impressive from outside as it is located on a hill and is visible from a distance, and this is great.

1  Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One from most imposing castles on Loire. Interior serve as city museum and exhibition of local keramik is nice. But castle self is breathtaking.

Thank Ales K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very welcoming an helpful and the location above the town is amazing. That said, it isn't that big/expansive. Took about 30 minutes around the chateau and maybe another 10 minutes in the museum. Good place to visit if you are in a hurry.

Thank AlanCowdell-Browne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chateau is located high above the town and River Loire. The views from it are spectacular. There are guided tours included in the entrance fee but we decided to just walk round on our own. There were plenty of articles on display, all labelled....More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this Chateau in Saumur. The walk up to the Chateau is quite hard for unfit people. Stout shoes are required. Once there you will not be dissapointed. The guide's are knowledgeable and speak good English. The museum is still basic but...More

Thank RoboWo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will fess up to not paying to enter. How many period set bedrooms does one need to see! Big of a climb up from city centre but well worth it. Can walk the ramparts and have a lovely lunch in the restaurant. If visiting the...More

Thank tbolton123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a hot day in June we walked up to the Chateau de Saumur, not to visit the interior, but to view from a closer point this stunning building which dominates the town. It is not a long or particularly steep walk, but very worthwhile,...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up to the top following the Chateau signs and parked, free, next to toilets and a small cafe. Views across the river awesome. We did not have time to visit inside but used the free parking to walk into the old city which...More

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May 17, 2015|
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200metres from entrance, on top of hill