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Chateau-Musee de Saumur

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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
+33 2 41 40 24 40
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All reviews loire valley lovely chateau horse museum guided tour worth a visit surrounding countryside under restoration hill overlooking the town beautiful building across the river interesting museum on display castle chateaux interior porcelain ramparts
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

While the chateau itself is not furnished (it does have some paintings and a collection of porcelain), the building itself is worth seeing and provides a sense of what living in those buildings was like. A guide explains the history of the chateau from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elaine M
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Imposing and attractive chateau overlooking the Loire and the town. It contains a collection of of porcelain, clocks, furniture and tapestries. The staff are enthusiastic and friendly and happy to explain the history of the artefacts. Admission at 7 euro for an adult was good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barry G
Reviewed October 14, 2018

An amazing Chateau in the centre of Saumur. Great collection of artefacts on a couple of floors. If you go nowhere else in Saumur, visit this Chateau.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Henryka
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Staying in Saumur for three days, decided to visit this chateau. Took the guided tour and expected a walk around the house, but our guide only spoke to us in the courtyard in different locations. It was interesting and the guide enthusiastic, but very little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We stayed in Saumur for 2 nights & visited here, just behind our hotel, although it's not well signposted! The chateau is in a great location to view the (very dried up) Loire and the town of Saumur. There's not a fabulous amount to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

What a beautiful place to visit a couple of hours go by in a blink of an eye. Built on such a magnificent sight, the decor inside and detail in the rooms that you can access is very impressive. We wandered up and down and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suechrisallen34
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the chateau whilst staying in Saumur....so.... See a sign with an arrow that directs you to the big square......then.....see.ingly nothing..... we ask a waiter and he points to a little pedestrian alley right in the corner of the square...yep...this looks sort...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JSC34
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This chateau is in a superb location to view the Loire and the town of Saumur. The staff were friendly. I felt that the interior was a bit sparse and, although there were several museum rooms available with some superb chinaware, I came away slightly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RDG1G
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We could see the chateau as we could see it as we swam in the pool at the campsite. It looked fantastic above the river and was well worth going to visit, walking there is fine but a bit of a climb towards the end...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scottie P
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Agree with most comments on here, the chateau is very impressive and has great views, but they could do a lot more to curate it, expand the amount of indoor space open to view, and decorate the inside with artwork.

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 17, 2015|
Response from jburrow |
200metres from entrance, on top of hill