A pretty and lively town with plenty to see and do
"Good base to discover the Loire valley"
A few nights stay in a little village just outside Saumur enabled us to discover the town Saumur on foot and visit various chateaux in the area.
Saumur was one two place in the Loire region that we stayed at (the other was Chenonceaux), to be able to discover the area and it's famous castles.
We visted Abbaye Fontrevaud, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Chambord and lots in between :-)
In my tips you'll find a link between Saumur and William Penn, later the founder of Pennsylvania. Curious? Go look :-)
And a fine restaurant too, if you care to look in the Restaurant tip.