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Chateau de Saumur

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 1 week ago

The exterior is very photogenic with views over looking the town and countryside. The inside is a bit disappointing. Nice cafe on the otherside of the wooden bridge where Le petit train stops.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bandaStamford
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I was driving the leisurely way home from La Rochelle and decided we would visit Chateau de Saumur then Chateau D'Angers (30 mile one hour) on Tuesday 10th. The car park is ideal as you just walk over the wooden bridge into...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tip - there’s a reasonably sized car park next to the Castle, and it’s free. The castle has a long and varied history, (castle, prison, Château) and is now owned by the town of Saumur who have spent money on renovating it and its grounds....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tlnorman56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place, great tour guide who spoke to us in English even though we booked on a French speaking tour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MarkcocumAltea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after it was closed so didn’t actually go inside but the views you get of the town from here are incredible. You can see all the details of the old town and the bridges over the river Loire. Lovely spot for some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Zoe_JL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chateau is interesting and has some nice views to the river and surrounding town. It just felt like more could have been done to engage children in the magic of the history of the place. There wasn’t enough to keep them entertained while you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank beckyellenl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually went the wrong way up and walked actually between the castle and the Loire and we ended on a wonderful lookout point above the car park. This is possibly the best spot to see the town and the Loire in all its beauty....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here many years ago when it was under renovation and therefore closed so we vowed to come back which we did. We have visited many many chateaux in the Loire most of which are a delight and very interesting. This one we felt...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Josephine E
Reviewed August 16, 2019

Gorgeous castle with a rich history. I enjoyed seeing everything and especially the dungeon. Must see when in Saumur.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RichardCFTM64
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Commanding an impressive location above the town of Saumur and river Loire, this chateau is outstanding. Unfortunately it is extremely difficult to visit with small children, as although there is a car park beside the chateau accessible by pushchair, once you get to the chateau...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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May 17, 2015|
Response from jburrow |
200metres from entrance, on top of hill