Travel Blogs from Saumur
... Heaven Heaven. The Snails were really tasty (and it was nice knowing where they had come from!) and the Duck was TO DIE FOR. Even Ella was kept happy for two hours whilst we gorged ourselves with the tasty bread. MM. Although trying to convince Dan to have our wedding there was not going to happen, you breath a sigh of relief.
After that incredible spread we made our way down to Rochemenier to ...
... sooner or later staying in the Loire valley.....and we did! We woke the next morning to......sunshine! Yay! We had a renewed spring in our step and high hopes for a successful day of chateau hunting. We stuck to the good old lonely planet guide to increase our chances. A 90 min drive away was Chambord, a vast chateau standing in the middle of a forested park. Built for King Francois purely for his hunting pleasure it is very grand and very OPEN! We made our way ...
... open. Not the most fun of journeys! We arrive ok and meet our first hosts, a group of 4 friends who live in a very nice house actually, with big sofas and a projector screen to watch movies. Zoe, who picked us up is pretty good with English and seems very keen to host us and help us out, offering any food or drink so it was very nice. Later we met the other girls Anne and Clem who are both nice too but not ...
In the 100 km area of the Loire valley there are hundreds of famous and not so famous chateaus and castles in all shapes and sizes. If you see a hill and a large wooded area, you can almost be sure to find a chateau hidden there. Aristocratic chateau owners can get financial assistance from the government if they open their mansions to the public, something that is greatly needed to offset the cost of upkeep for these huge ...
Decided on a circular trip taking in Chinon, Saumur and Tours. In Saumur parking was in short supply as it was market day but had a walk around town and lunch. On then way back to the car saw the guests at a wedding coming out onto the street so someone was definitely having a good day! Brief visit to Tours included a walk around the centre and ice ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed