A walled city still bearing the seal of ten centuries of history, an ideal starting point to visit the Loire castles, exquisite wines, a prestigious riding school … The Domaine de la Brèche welcomes you in a city unique to many reasons, at the confluence of the history and culture of France.
Saumur, high place of the Loire Valley
If it is true that we must not trust appearances, it is not the less that the first impression is sometimes the good one. However, when you arrive in Saumur to spend some unforgettable days with friends or with your children in a gite or a rental house, the first thing that fascinates us is its majestic medieval castle which dominates the city and overlooks the Loire. All you need to do is follow the course to discover one by one the famous castles of the Loire, architectural jewels that attract millions of tourists every year from all over the world. The city also owes its reputation to the Cadre Noir of Saumur, a symbol of French riding where elite riders are trained.
History of Saumur
In the 10th century, monks built on the current site of the city an abbey to protect themselves from the Norman invasions. The castle, built shortly thereafter, will become one of the emblems of the dukes of Anjou. The city has its first major radiation in the fourteenth century, during the Hundred Years War, period of instability during which the fortified cities play a major role. At the end of the 16th century, Saumur distinguished itself for religious reasons by becoming one of the European capitals of Protestantism. The embellishments made from the eighteenth century under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste de Voglie have tended a bridge between history and the future, a subtle transition that allows today to roam the streets of a modern city that no has lost nothing of its medieval character.
Visits and activities in Saumur
A week’s holiday at the Domaine de la Brèche will allow you to reconcile visits to Saumur and relaxation in a relaxing natural setting. All our rentals are comfortable and imagined to make pleasant the stay of our guests. Rest in your room while your children play in the pool or in the garden. Once rejuvenated, discover the heritage of Saumur and neighboring towns that have preserved their charm of old, including Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent. From Belvédère de la Loire, you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the region. From museums to the abbey of Fontevraud, troglodytes to the castles of the Loire through a visit to a renowned cellar, Saumur and the Loire Valley are full of activities to do alone or with family.