Château de Saumur

Western Loire
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

A beautiful château dating from the 10th century but largely rebuilt in the 14th, the Château de Saumur has been a princely residence, army barracks and latterly a prison, until the end of the Napoleonic era, throughout its lifetime. Today, after some reconstruction work to bring it back to its former glory, the château contains several museums - the museum of the horse, which contains many outstanding exhibits about the history of equestrianism, and the museum of decorative arts - particularly ceramics and enamels. It even has a toy museum in its dungeons!

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.