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Château de Saumur

Just 40 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

For centuries, Saumur's château has been at the heart of the town's life. Visible from miles away and set on a rocky spur, when you first see it its verticality looks unlike anything you've seen before. Château de Saumur is the very embodiment of the châteaux we see in history books and we read about in fairytales.

49400 SAUMUR
Tel: +33 (0)


The Cadre Noir de Saumur

Just 30 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

This visit is an opportunity to find out all about the world of horses in the prestigious location of a school that's totally unique (maneges, schools, saddleries). The Cadre Noir de Saumur presents its interpretations of traditions, intended to familiarise people with equestrianism.  

  • Guided tours from February to November
  • Shows open to the public from April to October
  • Galas and special evening events: le Printemps des Ecuyers (springtime horsemen) and les Estivales (summer festivals)

Come and acquaint yourself with the French horse riding tradition, less than an hour from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

49400 Saumur
Tél : +33 (0)2 41 53 50 50


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Horse riding between Saumur and Angers

Just 5 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert. 

Treat yourself to a horse ride or pony trek alongside the Loire River. Please contact the Pony Club for further information.

Poney Club de l'Etiage
1 Rue Marsaulaye
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 57 33 24

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Saumur's cavalry museum

Just 40 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

In the prestigious setting of the former stables of the Cadre Noir, built in 1827, l'Ecole d'Application de l'Arme Blindée Cavalerie (E.A.A.B.C.) presents a collection tracing the history of French cavalry since Charles VII in 1445 to modern day. An essential visit for finding out more about the world of horses, less than an hour from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Place Charles de Foucauld
49400 SAUMUR
Tel: +33 (0)


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Saumur armoured vehicle museum

Just 40 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Saumur's armoured vehicle museum currently houses a collection that's unique in Europe of around 800 vehicles. In a fascinating setting, the 250 vehicles on display mean rookies and specialists can come and see the most characteristic and famous tanks. The way these machines are exhibited is enhanced by an exhibition that sheds light on the action seen by tanks from 1917 to 1940. A dynamic display of various equipment takes place during the Carrousel de Saumur equestrian event. 

1043 route de Fontevraud
49400 SAUMUR
Tel: +33 (0) 


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La Cave des Vignerons de Saumur

Just 40 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Well-known since Gallo-Roman times, the name of the Cave de Saumur winemaking location has become increasingly famous over the centuries. As part of a guided tour which starts in a large, vaulted cellar dating back to the 12th century, among other things you'll discover Europe's deepest bottling room, and, in the 8km maze of tunnels, the secrets of traditional winemaking methods.

Roots is the best word to describe the strong association between the Cave de Saumur and the local region, taking hold as they do in the depths of the soil and blossoming out when they reach the surface. La Cave de Saumur was set up in 1956 as a means of continuing this ancient association. In the 10km of underground cellars you'll find out about the extraordinary history of the vineyards of the Loire Valley, all just a 40 minute drive from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Tel: +33 (0)2 41 53 06 18


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