Saumur Accommodation - Private room in a bed and breakfast - 250 sq ft / 23 sq m - Second floor
The historic town of SAUMUR is located in Pays de Loire, western natural and historic region of France, in the department of Maine-et-Loire, at 2 hours hand a half from Paris and between the towns of Angers and Tours. Her identity is dominated by the Loire river, by the stone of tuffeau and its numerous troglodyte villages. By her castle, her equestrian tradition, her vineyards ...
The saumuroise region is rich in visits and in discoveries :
AROUND the HORSES with the Cadre Noir, the unique equestrian school in France and the numerous equestrian events.
AROUND the CASTLES, the most known as Azay le Rideau, Villandry, but also other castles which are not without interest as the castles of Saumur, Brézé, Montsoreau...
AROUND TROGLODYTES, for the needs for the constructions, we dug the earth to extract the tuffeau. The tuffeau is a limestone stone who give a shade white or yellow to the walls of the houses. It's wonderful during sunset. Afterward, careers were transformed into houses (cave dweller) but also in wine cellars or in caves for mushroom production.
ON LOIRE RIVER, explore the wild Loire, in "gabare" or "toue', (boats with flat bottom), her islands, her villages bargemen, her flora and her wildlife.
AROUND ABBEY, CHURCHES and CHAPELS, visit the royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the collegiate church of Puy Notre Dame, the churches of Saumur, of Saint Pierre en Vaux, the chapel la Giraudière ...
AROUND VINEYARDS go off to explore vines and naming of Anjou, Saumur, Saumur Champigny, Crémants de Loire. You have to visit les "Caves de Saumur" (vine cellar) and taste Loire vines, red or white but also les "bulles" or "Crémants de Loire which look like "champagne" !
But also the parks, rose gardens, zoological gardens, museum … In Saumur you can visit the engine museum, the mushroom museum, the tanks museum, the cavalry museum. And near Angers, the slate museum.
But, where to stay if you come to Saumur ?
We shall welcome you in our home, in a house of character of the end of the XVIIIth century, at the heart of Saumur, in a historic district of the School of Cavalry, in 300 m of the city center and its pedestrian streets. You will entrance at the 9 of Colbert street by a hall decorated with two antic lanterns, crossing between street and garden where you can relax among flowers and shrubs. Of this hall you reach at home by the corridor of entrance which serves a comfortable lounge and its fireplace, a library in the numerous works and the dining room. Upstairs, you will find a family suite compound of two rooms, the "Calèche" and the "Equipage" and a common shower-room. But also a big room and its corner lounge, the "Citadelle" with it's own shower-rooms.
We chose this name as our guest rooms to evoke the main assets of the heritage Saumurois: castles, wines of the Loire and well on the horse.
We shall always be there to allow you to have the best possible stay at our home, in your discovery of the region, in your various travels but also to make discover you our "table d'hôte". You can taste a traditional french kitchen "house" there, elaborated with local products, as well as dishes in the flavors moreover, discovered during our years crossed in Indian Ocean, in Africa and in Asia. Every room is equipped with an access to internet by wired connection.