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Chateau-Musee de Saumur

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Cool chateau, but not much inside

Agree with most comments on here, the chateau is very impressive and has great views, but they... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christopher M
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Worth the climb

Great little castle overlooking Saumur, well worth climbing the path to visit. It is also worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+33 2 41 40 24 40
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Agree with most comments on here, the chateau is very impressive and has great views, but they could do a lot more to curate it, expand the amount of indoor space open to view, and decorate the inside with artwork.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little castle overlooking Saumur, well worth climbing the path to visit. It is also worth having the free English tour to get all the historical background. Don't expect a full-on National Trust experience, but it is worth going to!

Thank AdyWilton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit with an excellent guide and all the historical information to make it a memorable visit. Not to be missed if you are in the area.

Thank esh1066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely chateau overlooking the Loire. Allow at least three hours including a guided tour. There is a excellent presentation with an English translation (helpful for those who find their French rusty!)

Thank Muirneanndublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Saumur when the north wall of the Chateau collapsed in 2001 and recent visits have been accompanied by restricted opening and lots of scaffolding to mar the wonderful views. Now the Chateau is unencumbered by scaffolding and is back to its former...More

Thank sgalty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning chateau as seen from below. Good views of the Loire and city from the ramparts. Simple self guided tour showed main features and within was a museum collection from other places. Equine museum next door was interesting.

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a chateau and museum in Saumur but the museum is an eclectic mix of items they have collected from around France. The guide is informative and gives details on the chateau itself. Lovely views across the Loire and an interesting museum on the...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely Chateau after seeing it on top of a hill from the distance. Beautiful views. Paid for a tour guide for 30 minutes. Well worth it ,she was very passionate about it and interesting and we were able to visit areas of the...More

Thank suzywong68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking distance from hotel - right in city centre. Not too expensive at 7 euros each. Looks lovely from the river - took loads of photos.

Thank Caroline366
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Thought we would see so much more of the castle but only a few rooms on the first floor, and basement. Some art for sale and French plate work but I guess the view went some way to dealing with the disappointment. Not sure it...More

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17 May 2015|
Response from jburrow |
200metres from entrance, on top of hill