Visits & tourism

During your stay with us, discover our heritage located in the heart of the Loire Valley, taste our specialities, share your emotions between horse riding and other activities. 

Culture & heritage

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Saumur and its surrounding villages inevitably arouse emotion through a rich and exceptional architectural heritage. Stroll through unique villages made of tufa and enter our atypical troglodytes!

Some sites to visit absolutely:

– Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
– the majestic castles of the Loire Valley (Saumur, Montreuil-Bellay, Montsoreau, Brézé,…).
– the troglodytes (From chênehutte to Montsoreau via Doué en anjou)…

Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

The Castle of Saumur

The Troglodytes


Renowned throughout the world, the vineyards of Anjou extend throughout the Pays de la Loire region. This land of winegrowers offers the tasting of many exceptional wines whether white, rosé, red, sweet, sparkling or dry. Visits to the cellars allow you to appreciate the richness of our terroir.

The Loire Valley, it is also local specialities such as fouées or galipettes to be discovered…

Some sites to visit absolutely:

– the cellars Ackerman, Veuve Amiot, Langlois Château, Bouvet-Ladubay, Louis de Grenelle, Gratien & Meyer, Robert & Marcel, Combier…
– the “fouées”, the “pommes tapées”, the “galipettes” are to be discovered on the markets and at many addresses…

The cellars

The “fouées”

The “pommes tapées”

The “galipettes”


Your discovery of the Loire Valley will inevitably lead you to the gates of the world of horse riding. Indeed, the famous Cadre Noir de Saumur, which stems from the military equestrian tradition, is renowned in France and abroad. This passion for French horse riding has spread throughout the Region and in many riding centres offering rides and history.

Some sites to visit absolutely:

– The Cadre Noir de Saumur
– Cavalry Museum
– Equestrian Centers : Haras de la Mouline, Spring Garden Saumurois

The Cadre Noir de Saumur

Cavalry Museum

Equestrian Centers


The Loire Valley is endowed with rich and varied activities with animations and events proposed throughout the year.

Some sites to visit absolutely:

– Cycling with La Loire à Vélo and the Vintage Bicycle
– The Biopark (zoo)
– walks on the Loire River, hiking…
– Hot-air balloon flights, parachute jumps…
– Not to mention swimming pools and bathing places, golf courses, bowling, cinema, theme parks and more….

The Loire by bike

The Biopark

Walks and hikes

Hot air balloon flights