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Address: 49400, Saumur, France
Phone Number: +33 2 41 40 24 40
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A picturesque country villa made famous in the illustrations of Duc de...

A picturesque country villa made famous in the illustrations of Duc de Berry's Book of Hours.

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Worth the view alone

While this is not the most famous of the chateaux along the Loire, it is closest to where we stayed and still very much worth a visit. Tours are offered in English and French, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this is not the most famous of the chateaux along the Loire, it is closest to where we stayed and still very much worth a visit. Tours are offered in English and French, and the hosts are very proud of their chateau, which makes the experience even better. While there is less to see in this location than some... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views looking out over the city. While I was there in Sept '16 the place was under major renovation. Not a lot to see inside it. Probably a lot of the rooms closed off due to the renovation. Would go back when all renovation is complete.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not sure what people are talking about with a difficult climb up to this chateau. We parked immediately adjacent to the castle and were at the entrance in just minutes. No difficulties. There is no need to actually enter this chateau. Stop by for a brief visit to admire the views. Also make sure to take a fabulous photos of... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Long uphill hike when trolley is not running. Parts of the château undergoing renovation which restricted some access, however we were fortunate to visit during "heritage weekend " there was no admittance charge. Superb views over the town and river.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Loire Valley region and its castles are a beautiful part of France. Great for spending few days to visit the various castles. Saumur remains our favourite town. The panoramic view from the Castle is a most. Close to Saumur are Cande St Martin, several troglodyte caves and Bourgueil. We stayed at Huismes, near Chinon. It was not a very... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Completed a guided tour with a multi talented informative tour guide who made history interesting and at times amusing. Wonderful collection of china, furniture and tapestries within a stunning environment. The views from the Castle ...well....they are simply stunning! If you love history, appreciate the architecture involved then this is a must.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

After quite a hike up the hill from the river, we were disappointed to find a lot of the buildings were being renovated, and the chateau was closed for lunch. Once inside we were again disappointed with what we were able to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We decided against going inside the chateau as we had our 4-legged friend with us but had at least enjoyeded the view from the cafe restaurant. I also have a fear of heights and the bridge over the dry moat was enough for me! We enjoyed a walk around the outside, took some nice photos from the small vineyard before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The castle/château is just amazing. Well worth a visit and being able to sit and have a coffee or a beer at the nearby cafe/restaurant whilst overlooking the Loire Valley, city and bridges in the glorious sunshine was just great. There is ongoing restoration work so make sure you check visiting times etc. Well worth a visit and the nearby... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you viait Saumur, don't forget to viait the castle. really well restored and showing how people lived so many centuries ago. One of the nicest castles we've seen this year

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