Thinking about heading to Saumur for a couple days? Plan a scenic journey through the ages, starting with the famous dolmen de Bagneux, dating back to the Neolithic era. Continue your trip through time with a visit to the renowned Saumur Château, a Loire Castle built in the 10th century and enhanced all the way through the 16th century, with a double-spiral staircase. Finish with the 13th-century Church of Notre-Dame de Nantilly, the oldest in the city, partially Romanesque, partially Gothic. After a meal at your Kyriad restaurant to savor delectable local cuisine, make the most of the weekend by learning about the equestrian tradition at the Cavalry Museum.
The Saumurois region is bursting with treasures to discover during a week-long stay in the area. From your hotel room, take a tour of the city by carriage, through the alleys and along the wood-paneled houses. The Tank Museum, Horse Museum, and Mushroom Museum will allow to learn about various aspects of Saumur tradition, before enjoying its culinary specialties at a local inn. Take advantage of your week to explore the many nearby châteaus, unless you prefer to admire them from the skies in a hot air balloon, or even from the waters of the Loire aboard a small cruise ship or toue, a traditional boat.
It’s easy to keep children entertained during a family trip to Saumur. Bring kids of all ages to visit the Cadre Noir, a prestigious school of national repute where you can enjoy a horse-riding show. Is your family crazy about wildlife? Head to the Doué-la-Fontaine Bioparc, 17 km from the city, famous for its 1,200 animals and 130 species from across the world, spread over 15 hectares. If you continue your journey in Anjou to a Kyriad hotel in Angers
, enjoy a pleasant stopover that will delight the youngest family members at the Rosiers-sur-Loire mini-golf course.