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November 1, 2022

Saumur is a city located in the Western region of France. It is surrounded by the Saumur vineyards and is bordered by rivers Loire and Thouet. Saumur originally started as a monastery and a fort built in the 10th century by Bios. Since the world war, it has remained a military town.

Fun Facts:

  • The Saumur castle, built in the 14th century, is one of the oldest buildings still in existence. It is currently a horse riding museum.
  • Saumur produces some of the best wines in France; it is located at the center of Saumur vineyard, the source of the wine.
  • In the 1940s, during the world war, Saumur was the battlefield for the Battle of Saumur.
  • One of the most notable events in Saumur is horse riding. Once every year, the National School of horsemanship holds horse shows.
  • The tunnels of Saumur are used as wine cellars for the production and fermentation of white, red, sparkling and rose wine.
  • The Dolmen de Bagneux is found in Saumur, a 23 feet rock slab made from 15 slabs derived from local material. It weighs over 500 tonnes.
  • It is a top tourist destination and harbors some of France’s essential pieces of history.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Diederichsen

    I’m sending this to my son.. he was recently in the area. looking forward to his photos.


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