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Campsite vacations near Saumur

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Tourist outings

Near Angers and Tors, the city of Saumur is a major tourist stop in Anjou. Famous for its castle and its famous troglodytic sites, it conceals nuggets to discover.

For your tourist outings with family or friends, you can take a whole day to explore the city. You have the advantage of staying a few minutes from Saumur in our campsite on the banks of the Loire.

The main stages of a visit to Saumur include the walled city, the troglodyte galleries of Nantilly, the castle and the city center. While walking in the heart of the walled city of Saumur, you will fall under the charm of the fortified city and its picturesque houses.

The castle is impressive. Built in the 14th century for the Dukes of Anjou, it was their residence before becoming the residence of the city’s governors, then a prison, and an arms and munitions depot. Take the time to admire the half-timbered houses, with their tufa facades lined up along the streets of the Place Saint-Pierre.

If you fall on a market day, you will be charmed by the festivals of colors and flavors. After a lunch on a terrace, you are ready for a walk on the Loire, and visits in the villages and the troglodytic cellars, arranged in the rock or leaned against or even serving as wine cellars for some.

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Visit the city of Saumur

The city of Saumur has been labeled a City of Art and History since 2007. It seduces visitors with its architectural, natural and landscape heritage. It is easily recognized by its castle. Guided tours are the best way to learn about the history and the city itself.

Guided by certified guide-lecturers, you will discover its secrets and its most beautiful corners. In addition to walking through the walled city and visiting the castle of Saumur, you can walk through the district of the Cavalry School and historic buildings including the Cadre Noir, the city’s historic equestrian training school.


Discover also the Royal Chapel of Notre Dame des Ardilliers and the remains of the pastry industry or the rosary makers in the Fenet district. The curious will be tempted by a visit to the “Atelier Girouet en bord de Loire“, an old Loire river barge factory. Saumur comes alive with the seasons thanks to animations on themes like the horse, the Loire, the Middle Ages…

Cultural events are also good reasons to come to Saumur. In the surroundings, villages like Mantsoreau, Montreuil-Bellay, Puy Notre Dame deserve to be discovered.

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