Wonderful food, interesting history and beautiful buildings are just a few of the reasons to choose Saumur for your next breakaway. There is something for everyone in this Loire Valley town. A holiday rental home in Saumur will put you close to all of the very best reasons to visit this area. You will feel right at home in your well-appointed rental.
A number of tours are available for those who holiday to Saumur. Enjoy a history tour during which you can see and learn about some of the area?s most important historic buildings. A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have. Another option is a wine tour. Make stops to some of the area?s wineries or vineyards. You will have the chance to participate in a wine tasting or take a class about how to properly pair wines with food. You should also take the time to do some heavy sampling of the local cuisine. Try a variety of cheeses, freshly baked breads and rich desserts. Available outdoor activities include horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
Saumur and the surrounding areas are home to many gorgeous historic buildings including churches and chateaus, such as the Chateau de Saumur. Take a tour of Louis de Grenelle wine cellars. This winery has been producing wine since the mid-19th century and its cellars are located underground. Museums, such as the Musee de la Cavalerie and the Musee des Blindes, are also located nearby. The antiquing near Saumur is quite good. Spend an afternoon browsing through one of the local antique shops in search of a unique treasure.
There are some chilly winter nights, and the summers in Saumur are fairly mild. During the winter months the average low temperatures are between 2° and 4° C and the average highs are between 7° and 11° C. In the spring the average lows are 5° to 8° C and average highs are 14° to 18° C. During the summer, the average lows are 11° to 13° C and the average highs are 22° to 24° C. There is between 7 and 11 rainy days per month.
The nearest airport to Saumur is Tours Val de Loire Airport (TUF) which is 87 km away. Another option is Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS) which is located 101 km from Saumur. It is recommended that you have a car for use during your stay, especially if you plan to explore the surrounding areas.