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“A glorious chateau gateway to the Loire vallée”
Review of Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur
Ranked #5 of 39 things to do in Saumur
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Owner description: A picturesque country villa made famous in the illustrations of Duc de Berry's Book of Hours.
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Find you way to Saumur pronounced So Mure, and you are at the gateway to the Loire valley with all that it has to offer. Famous for its wines and cuisine, it never fails to disappoint. Even in the rain this ancient commune delivers full strength.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This Chateau dominates the town of Saumur. It is a bit of a trek up the hill to see it and there are excellent views from the courtyard. However, there is not much to see inside and very little information available.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

A lot of job to make all thase casttles interesting for people, it's really pleasant to visit one or two. Small towns are very nice too. Choose goog place for to eat or drink a little. Nice roads, great wiew of river.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The chateau is in a great place from which to view the town of Saumur and the magnificent Loire. However, it is neither interesting nor has historical integrity. The restoration at the beginning of the 20th century was based on a fairy tale view of how a chateau should look and gives no real impression of the reality of the buildings history. Poor guidance sheet given on entry although the information inside the town's museum was usefully translated into English.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

the castle is an attractive majestic building overlooking Saumur and the Loire. Full of history, as to be expected, but what it brought it to life was the excellent guided tour offered for free: do not forget to book for one when you buy the ticket as you can come back for it at a later time with the same ticket.

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