The historic town is located between the Loire and Thouet rivers, and is surrounded by the vineyards of Saumur itself, which produce some of France’s finest wines.


The Saumur media library has been attached since 2006 to the network of libraries of the Saumur Loire Développement agglomeration community  ; network of eighteen establishments .

Several cultural events take place in the city, such as the National Book and Wine Days created in 1996, and the 2016 edition of which took place from 9 to April 10with nearly one hundred and thirty guest authors, or the international exhibition of naive art.


Architectural heritage 

Saumur is a town in bloom which obtained three flowers in the competition of towns and villages in bloom in the 2006 prize list. It was demoted to two flowers in the 2013 prize list.Half-timbered houses in Saint Peter’s Square.Narrow street in the old town.Religious heritage

Civil heritage 

Gastronomic heritage

The Ackerman house , the Combier distillery , the sparkling wines of the Saumur appellation area , its proximity to the Saumur-Champigny production areas , the tradition of producing mushrooms, asparagus and other vegetables. 


City of Saumur
Moliere Street 49408 Saumur
02 41 83 30 00