"See the Château de Saumur" Castles Tip by lmkluque

Castles, Tours: 26 reviews and 38 photos

  My first real life castle!
by lmkluque

I arrived at the train station in Tours and was met by Thierry. His plan was to take me to visit his childhood home in Noyant and along the way, he took me for a drive of the area around the Vallee du Loir. First we stopped at the castle in Saumur.

The landscape on the route he took was beautiful and the Saumur Castle was the first I had ever seen in person! Many books that I have read came to life in my mind as we walked around the castle. The view was spectacular from it's hilltop location.

The museums were closed by the time we arrived so we could only walk around and see from the outside. Still, it was a magical gift my friend gave me.

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Address: 49400 Saumur
Directions: On the rocky area above the River Loire, in the town of Saumur.
Phone: 02 41 40 24 40
Website: http://www.ville-saumur.fr/visites.cfm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2012
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