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Welcome to Saumur


Saumur is located at the confluence of the Loire and Thouet rivers in Loire Valley. The region is known for producing world-renowned wines, and also produces mushrooms in an interesting undergrounds process viewable to the public. Saumur is home to the Château de Saumur, which was built in the 10th century and passed through the hands of Henry II of England, Philip II of France, King Henri IV (of France and Navarre), and Napoleon Bonaparte. Another interesting attraction is the Museé des Blindes, with over 850 tanks on display. Saumur is located in easy distance of Paris, Nantes, Angers, Tours, and several other cities, making it an ideal day trip.

Information & Facts

French is the official language.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
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