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Chateau de Saumur

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Chateau de Saumur

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Wine Tour Loire Valley
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Wine Tour Loire Valley

Wine expert Sylvain Gamard (certified WSET Level 3 in Wines) takes you around the Loire river to try its best Whites and Reds! You'll have the opportunity to increase your level of knowledge in wine and spend time with a French-American guide who will tell you all you need to know about the region and the place of wine in France's economy.
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Colleen wrote a review Feb 2021
4 contributions
It looked impressive from outside. Our expectations were dashed inside as the place has disappointing exhibits. The same view of valley and river could be relished from other high points which are free to enter.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Château-Musée d, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Saumur
Responded Mar 3, 2021
Bonjour Nous sommes désolés que vous ayez été déçu par votre visite du château. Le château est un palais princier transformé en musée. Du fait de son histoire, et notamment parce qu’il a été utilisé comme lieu de casernement et de prison, le château a subi bien des transformations et perdu son mobilier. Cependant, de multiples retours nous indiquent que les collections arts décoratifs avec notamment des faïences, des tapisseries du XV° et XVII° siècle et une présentation cheval sont appréciées. Nous vous remercions d'avoir laissé un avis suite à votre découverte du château de Saumur. A bientôt au Château de Saumur.
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bebsaurus_13 wrote a review Oct 2020
Paris, France719 contributions208 helpful votes
The castle looms impressively in the city of Saumur, and offers a wonderful panorama over the city, the valley and the river. It it of both historical and architectural significance, and clearly, is very special to a number of locals who fought for the castle's renovation and restoration over time. Nonetheless, it's a bit boring. The rooms have not been restored to reflect their past use, but transformed into a local museum, which is admirable, however it seems that the local collections aren't very impressive. While we were there, there was a temporary exhibition on representations of war, which was uninteresting and unnecessary - when war photography is such a powerful medium, why fill a whole room with staged photos? But the pottery exhibition was nice. Entry also includes access to the horse museum, I think you need to be into horses and horse riding to appreciate it. The ticket only costs 7EUR, but I really don't think I got 7 EUR worth of experience from the visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jjpb692018 wrote a review Sep 2020
Taunton, United Kingdom66 contributions29 helpful votes
Impressive Chateau from the outside, and that is the best part. If you want to pay to go inside then it is ok, but you only see a tiny part and there is not much to see in terms of original Chateau items, most of the things in there are just to fill some space, personally I would take the outside views for free. The photo exhibit seemed completely out of place and the content had no relevance, that part was awful and the photo's were poor.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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KeiSanHolDav wrote a review Aug 2020
Lincoln, UK78 contributions30 helpful votes
Excellent exterior and great views. Inside was rather boring with some arty war photo exhibit and some old plates! We were told all about the one-way system on the way in but there was no-one inside to remind anyone of social distancing so it was non existent. We were wearing masks but many of the French didn't have their noses covered (waste of time) so we walked round quickly and left. It wasn't very expensive though - I think about 6 euros each - so worth a visit of it's not busy.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Albywon wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia11564 contributions1144 helpful votes
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Château near the banks of the Loire perched above the town of Saumur. Entry is 7€ to enter however you can walk the entire perimeter without charge. The exterior is stunning, the views over the Loire valley are fantastic. Well worth the walk up from the town.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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