Activities

Activities

Activities on site

Enjoy the activities on site or near the Domaine du Golf.

The activities in the region, whether in the Domaine du Golf or outside, are diverse, rich and exciting. In order for you to make the most of your stay, we have made a selection of the best activities to do in Saumur and its region. We will give you information on the tourist sites, cultural and gastronomic monuments of the region. Are you ready?

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Activities in the region

The activities in the region are rich and exciting. From sightseeing to wine tasting, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Le cadre noir

Loire Valley Castles

Nature

Gastronomy

Sport

Le cadre noir

For almost two centuries, in the heart of the Loire Valley and Anjou, the Cadre Noir has embodied and brought to life the excellence of traditional French horsemanship, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A true cultural monument of the region, the Cadre Noir is renowned throughout the world. In the large Terrefort estate, visits to the large riding hall, the saddlery and the stable will amaze you. For the youngest, stories and games are organised by the Cadre Noir, the aim being to get as close as possible to the horses. For the older and more experienced riders, the doors of the farriery and the clinic are open. Moreover, if the calendar allows it, you could have the opportunity to enter the magic of equestrian ballets through galas.

Visit and walk

Riding a horse

Saumur, city of art and history

Saumur is rich in cultural heritage. Its castle dominating the town gives it a certain grandeur.

Riding a horse is also an activity that combines culture and sport. Horseback riding is a key activity in this region and will bring you closer to nature.

Loire Valley Castles

How can you miss the famous Châteaux of the Loire Valley… Here is a small, non-exhaustive list.

Saumur Castle

Visit this magnificent castle and enjoy a magnificent view of the whole city.

Domaine de Chambord

The Chambord estate is a must-see in the region. This estate, combining greenery, water and architecture, will delight young and old alike.

Amboise Castle

Visit the castle of Amboise, its atypical architecture and its garden. Located not far from the city centre, this castle offers a breathtaking view of the city.

Le Clos Lucé

Le Clos Lucé is one of the most popular visits by tourists to the region. Indeed, this castle belonged to Leonardo da Vinci and attracts by its singularity…

Nature

Nature is at the heart of life in Saumur. Surrounded by greenery, Saumur is one of the most flowery cities in France. That’s why we’ve found some natural activities for you…

Horseback riding

What could be better than a horseback ride in the region of equestrian excellence? That’s why we advise you to take part in horseback rides, in a group or alone. You can do this activity in equestrian centres of the department such as the stables of the Pierre Couverte, Saumur équipassion,…

Cruises Saumur Loire

Do you love peace and quiet, the open air and good food? Saumur Loire Cruises are for you. Croisières Saumur Loire offers different types of cruises: Discovery, lunch, wine discovery, sunset, aperitif and dinner.

Playground in the nature

Combining sports and nature is possible in Saumur. Thanks to Parc Saumur Forest Adventures, you will have the possibility to do accrobranche, follow courses in the trees and play with the park’s attractions. You will leave for 2 to 3 hours of strong sensations.

Swimming at Saumur

In summer, it is often hot… and there is nothing like a body of water to cool down. This is why the nautical centre and the City of Saumur have made the Millocheau Island water area available to the people of Saumur. Nearby you will find a canoeing and sailing base and activities such as paddle, board and pedal boats. In addition, a fitness trail, a picnic area and barbecues are available.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy is at the heart of our daily lives, especially when we are on holiday. That’s why we’ve put together a non-exhaustive list of products and specialities to discover in the Pays de la Loire region.

Les Fouées

This small round loaf that you can fill with rillettes, mogettes or goat’s cheese is a pillar of Anjou gastronomy. Revisited in recent years by restaurateurs, these dishes will delight young and old alike.

Les rillettes

Rillettes are also a must in the gastronomy of Anjou and Saumur. Present in particular in the fouées, the rillettes from Anjou are among the most recognized in France.

Saumur wines

Wine in Saumur is an institution. A region with many prestigious vineyards, the Loire region offers exceptional wines. The slopes of Saumur, the Champigny and many others will delight your taste buds.

+ more dishes and specialities

Are you planning a trip to Saumur and want to know more about the region’s gastronomic culture? You will find below the top 10 recipes and specialities of the region to discover!

Sport & activities

After eating well, it is important to let off steam. Here are some activities to do in and around Saumur.

Canoeing in Anjou

Canoë d’Anjou offers canoe, kayak and paddle trips on the Loire. From spring onwards, you can book your nature getaway and enjoy an ideal setting.

Swimming pool of Val de Thouet

This large aquatic complex will delight young and old alike. The Val de Thouet swimming pool is an attractive site, with a play area with slides, a relaxation area with whirlpools and a large pool.

Biking

Cycling is one of the most popular activities for tourists. In Saumur, there are many possibilities for cycling. The paths and forest tracks will guide you during your outing.

Hiking

Hiking and cycling are both frequent outings and popular activities for tourists. In Saumur, you will find your happiness. Between countryside and forests, you will have something to let off steam…