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Saumur

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day123

    Saumur, Loire Valley

    October 6, 2017 in France

    We had read in the guide books that Saumur was an interesting place to visit so we headed there, staying at another aire on a island in the middle of the Loire river.

    With the sun shining, we jumped on the bike and headed a few kilometres away to visit a mushroom museum and farm located in troglodyte caves. We learnt a lot about mushrooms from all over the world and how they are produced.

    Distillery Combier, which started in 1834, is the birthplace of the original Triple Sec. We learnt about the process of distilling this delicious drink using Haitian orange skins and how Gustav Eiffel was responsible for designing the distillery interior. They have recently had the law changed and are now legally making absinthe again. After our tour, we sampled a range of their products and came away with a bottle of their famous Triple Sec which we were told to keep in the freezer.
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  • Day15

    Saumur AirBnB

    June 12, 2017 in France

    For two nights to rest etc.

  • Day1

    Etappe 1 - Leymen to Saumur

    October 7, 2017 in France

    After having travelled to Canada, Japan and Singapore, it's time for us to discover places in Europe. In order to choose a place to go, we made a list of what the place should offer. I wanted to go somewhere near the sea, to take pictures of lighthouses and having nice coastal lines. Sylvie also wanted to enjoy nice food and wine and being able to bring the bikes with us. So, after a short reserach, we found the perfect place: BRETAGNE!

    As we took our Bikes and my whole camera equipment, airplane was out of the question. So, we decided to use the car, which not only gave us the flexibility to stop where and when we wanted, but also lets us cross France and visiting places on the way, which I've never visited before.

    After an early start, we arrived in Orléans just before lunch time. Around the river Loire we visited the castle Chambord, one of the biggest castles in the area. Apparently built for king François 1st, he stayed there only 72 nights in 32 years. The night we stayed in Saumur, a little cute town on the river Loire.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Saumur, Горад Самюр, Сомюр, سومور, סומיר, XSU, ソミュール, 소뮈르, Salmurium, Сомир, 索米尔

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