Sightseeing route in Saumur

Saumur

【City description】

It’s a town on the banks of the Loire river. We can see the town and the river from the Saumur castle on the hill. The equestrian school is famous and the French royal family has gone there. The center street is small but we can find the prosperity.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 3 h 30

【Budget】

 8.40 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Saumur station

Gare de Saumur

★As it is far from the station to the town, you should take a bus of the line 1, 30 or 35 and get off at the bus stop Centre-Ville. Then you take a bus of the line 33 or 34 and get off at the bus stop Château.

It takes 25 minutes.
The ticket is 1.40 euro for one way and a ticket is available for the two buses for 1 hour.

Bus Map
https://www.agglobus.fr/le-reseau-de-transport/plans



②Bus stop; Centre-Ville

Change the bus here.

③Bus stop to go to the castle.

★It takes 5 minutes by bus.

④ Bus stop; Château

Get off here.

★It takes a few minutes by walk.



⑤Saumur Castle

Château de Saumur

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 7 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: January

★Go down Dr Peton Avenue where the bus went up to go to the castle. It takes 15 minutes by walk.



⑥Temple of Saumur

Temple de Saumur

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 2 pm – 5 pm on Saturday between July and August

Close: other days

★Go to Païens St in front of the temple.



④Grènetière Tower (it’s not accessible to the interior)

Tour Grènetière

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Return to the temple. Go to the square and turn right to go to Volney St. When you return to the bus stop Centre-Ville, turn right to go to Dacier St as far as the square. It takes 10 minutes.



⑤Saint-Pierre Church

Église Saint-Pierre

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Go to Tonnelle St in front of the church and turn left at the dead end. When you arrive at a bridge, pass it and go back to the station. As it takes 25 minutes by walk, you can take a bus at the bus stop Centre-Ville.



【Goal】

Saumur station

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