Things to do in Saumur

New to Saumur? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Saumur

If you're in Saumur to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Château de Saumur

⭐️ 4.2 (9071)

Caves Ackerman

⭐️ 4.4 (1389)

Musée du Champignon

⭐️ 4.1 (878)

Pierre et Lumière

⭐️ 4.5 (589)

Cavalry Museum

⭐️ 4.4 (455)

Caves Louis de Grenelle

⭐️ 4.7 (287)

Les Jardins du Puygirault

⭐️ 4.5 (273)

Croisières Saumur Loire

⭐️ 4.6 (157)

Langlois-Chateau | Crémant-de-Loire et caves à Saumur (49)

⭐️ 4.6 (124)

Église Notre-Dame-de-Nantilly

⭐️ 4.4 (112)


⭐️ 3.4 (75)

The top affordable restaurants in Saumur

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Saumur city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

La Taverne - Table de caractère - Saumur

⭐️ 4 (1156)

Price Range: $$

Bistrot de la Place Saumur

⭐️ 4.2 (768)

Price Range: $$

L'Orangeraie Saumur le Bistrot du château

⭐️ 4.2 (727)

Price Range: $$

Le Pot de Lapin, Bouchon saumurois

⭐️ 4.7 (692)

Price Range: $$

Crêperie Côté Jardin

⭐️ 4.6 (520)

Price Range: $$

Le Grand Bleu

⭐️ 4.2 (499)

Price Range: $$

Keating Steak and Wine House

⭐️ 4.6 (499)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Carrousel

⭐️ 4.4 (491)

Price Range: $$

L'Annexe Saumur

⭐️ 4.3 (464)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Calèche

⭐️ 4.7 (389)

Price Range: $

L'escargot 49

⭐️ 4.6 (376)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Saumur

These are curated, high quality experiences in Saumur hosted by locals!

Visit & Tasting - Organic Vineyard

Ride in nature

Visit our winery and wine tasting

Learn how to make your cosmetics

End your night in some of the best bars in Saumur

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Saumur, curated exclusively for you.

Bateau Bar Restaurant Sur les Quais

⭐️ 4.1 (428)

Price Range: $$

Wine Bar La Tonnelle

⭐️ 4.4 (370)

Price Range: $$

Le Terrier du Château

⭐️ 4.6 (233)

Le Saint Cloud

⭐️ 4.3 (206)

Price Range: $$

Le Liverpool

⭐️ 4 (137)

Price Range: $

Bar Le Quartier Général

⭐️ 4.3 (128)

Price Range: $

Le Poisson Rouge

⭐️ 4.1 (115)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.4 (112)

Price Range: $$

Ô Rendez-vous

⭐️ 4.3 (71)

Le Balto

⭐️ 4.1 (66)

Pick from the best places to stay in Saumur

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Saumur you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Saumur

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Saumur.

Castle of Saumur Ticket

Medieval Chateau and Vineyard Tour

Wine and Picnic Experience

Château du Petit Thouars Tour with Wine Tasting

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Château de Saumur: Dating back to antiquity, the Château de Saumur is the city's most iconic landmark. Here, visitors can explore the castle’s extensive grounds, including its beautiful gardens, grand ballroom, and guard tower.
  2. Admire the Cathedral St-Pierre: Another major historical site in Saumur is the Cathedral St-Pierre, which has been a focal point of the city since the 11th century. Here, visitors can admire its gothic architecture and take part in guided tours of the crypt.
  3. Take a Boat Trip Along the Loire: Boasting many rivers, Saumur is a great destination for water-based activities. A boat ride along the city's Loire River is a great way to take in breathtaking views of the landscape, while enjoying a tasty picnic on the boat.

Saumur is an interesting city year-round, but the best time to visit is during spring or autumn, when the beauty of the landscape is visible and the temperatures are mild. During these times, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as exploring the Loire Valley vineyards and a range of cultural festivals plus the Solemnes Horse Riding Show.

Saumur is a great place to explore and enjoy. An ideal stay in Saumur should span four days at least to make the most of the city's attractions. From its exquisite wine-producing region to its rich culture and deep-rooted history, sightseeing is a must and should be savored over the course of those days. Experience the most of Saumur and its unique essence by planning a well-rounded four-day long itinerary.

Exploring the city of Saumur, France is best done on foot or by bicycle, as it is a mostly pedestrian-friendly city. Saumur boasts a reliable bus service with several routes throughout the city. There is also a train station that connects to other regional destinations. Visitors to Saumur can also rent city-bikes from various locations throughout the city, making bike-sharing an easy and convenient way to explore the city.

Saumur is a great city for kids with lots to do! Pack a picnic basket and make the most of the warm, sunny weather with a picnic by the lake in the city’s scenic park. Kids will love to explore the city’s museum and interact with the natural history displays. Adventurers can check out the nearby hiking and biking trails, while the town’s castle and monuments offer a great learning opportunity. For those looking for something a bit different, take a cable car ride over the Loire river and enjoy the stunning views.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Saumur. To start off we'd have to mention THE BLACK CROWN LOUNGE BAR - BAR A COCKTAIL, Le Saint Cloud, Bar le Nantilly. Check out our page on the best bars in Saumur.

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