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Saumar sits in western France as part of the Maine-et-Loire region. The town looks like something out of a fairy tale, located along the Loire river with a castle standing tall above old white houses. Saumar prides itself on its elite traditions of wine making and equitation, both of which continue to keep the town thriving. Couples and older groups as well as wine and horse lovers will all fall in love with the romantic town setting, the beautiful countryside and the excellent restaurant scene. Venere takes guests into the heart of Saumur hotels. We review hotels inside out, leaving nothing to chance, by letting real guests talk about their stays. We also seek out all the different locations in town and offer stays in many price ranges. All this means that guests can have the best Saumur experience possible.
What's Saumur Like?
Much of Saumur is made from tuffeau stone, creating exquisitely delicate white exteriors that lend Saumur part of its elegant charm. The town also lays surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the Loire Valley, making it a fine place for wine exploring. The 14th century Chateau houses two interesting museums, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Museum of Horses. And the oldest church, Notre Dame de Nantilly, showcases an extensive collection of tapestries. The town's famous riding school also puts on quite a spectacle with its traditional horse show, the Cadre Noir. Overall, Saumur has a lovely noble prestige that makes for pretty strolls around town as well as a great selection of restaurants and cafes to stop off at. Of course, a Saumur hotel is the best way to leisurely take in the town in true local style.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Saumur
Saumur experiences its fair share of tourism due to being in the heart of a celebrated wine region. Therefore, finding English speakers is not too difficult although some basic French phrases will also be very useful. Traditional specialities include fouées, a unique type of baked bread full of anything from goat cheese to minced pork or marmalade. Along with wine, the region has a reputation for mushrooms and one such speciality is galipettes, which are dried over a wooden fire and stuffed with a mixture of butter, garlic and parsley. A visit to Saumur starts at Venere. We take our guests through the very best Saumur hotels with reviews from real guests, a host of search options, and expert savings so that our guests end up in the right hotel for them.
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