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Saumur, Maine et Loire

Saumur, Maine et Loire, France.
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The stretch of the Loire from Chinon to Angers, passes through Saumur, is particularly lovely, with the bizarre addition of troglodyte dwellings carved out of the cliffs. With vineyards and fields of sunflowers pm the south bank and meadows on the north bank, the countryside is a scene of rural bliss. Of all the Loire's comfortable towns, Saumur is perhaps the most elegantly and charmingly bourgeois, with its graceful Château lording it over the handsome townhouses spread out below on both banks of the river and on the large island mid-stream. The town has a 250-year association with the military, it’s home to the French Cavalry Academy and its successor, the Armored Corps Academy. Even the local sparkling wines are renowned for their charm.

Saumur has a good selection of exceptional fine gay friendly hotels and villas for gay and lesbian travelers to choose from. They tend to be on the pricey side but well worth the money. There’s a range of prices and amenities offered so there is plenty of choice for the most discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

Set high above town is Saumur's airy, gleaming white fantasy of a Château famous depicted in Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, the most celebrated of all the medieval Books of Hours. It was built in the fourteenth century and turned into a much more decorative and comfortable residence by Duke René of Anjou in the fifteenth. A tour of the royal apartments is a must for gay and lesbian lovers of history, fashion and design. And don’t miss the gardens south of the Château and Saumur's oldest church, Notre-Dame de Nantilly.

Of course, gay and lesbian lovers of fine wines and exception regional cuisine will find Saumur a gastronomic heaven. No visit is complete without a tour of the wine growers and caves co-operatives to sample the famous Saumurméthode champenoise wines. Alternatively, pull up a chair at an outside table on Place St Pierre or along the riverfront and enjoy a chilled glass of Loire white wine. To accompany the light wines of the region, there are any number of Auberge serving excellent regional fish and mushroom dishes. For a special treat, head up to the Château, where Les Délices du Château serves the most haute cuisine in town.

So, for a destination offering history, architecture and fine food and wine, Saumur, Loire Valley, France has much to offer the discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

Saumur Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

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