The Cadre Noir de Saumur brings together all the teachers of the National Riding School. True experts in one or more equestrian disciplines, the main mission is to transmit technical and theoretical knowledge. They must train and maintain the horses that they present in the Riding School or in the gala presentations.
Situated at 11 mn from hotel Le Volney
The emblem of Saumur, perche high on its pedestal, build by the Counts of Anjou also known as the Plantagenets. It was transformed into a royal fortress at the beginning of the 13th century during the time of the King Saint Louis. During the second half of the 14th century, Duke Louis I of Anjou (brother of King Charles V) transformed it into a sumptuous palace castle. King René, last Duke of Anjou, resided there periodically. After his death in 1480 the castle returned to the royal estate.
Situated at 2 mn from hotel Le volney
An exceptional monument, which words can hardly describe. The architectural unity of the Royal Abbey, its abbey church and main cloister, the Abbey has everything to amaze : its beauty, its majestic dimensions, or its surprising Romanesque cuisine that emerges in its heart. In this unique place of history, an Abbey that is not for nothing qualified as Royale, discover the inhabitants of Aliénor d' Aquitaine and his son Richard Coeur de Lion.
Situated at 19 mn from hotel Le Volney
For 80 years, armoured vehicles have been the spearhead of modern armies. The Musée des Blindés of Saumur traces their conception, their history and their technical evolution throughout the world from 1917 to the present day. The museum's collection of tanks and vehicles now includes 800 vehicles, of which nearly 200 are fully operational. It contains the most significant armoured equipment of the main industrial countries: France, United States, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, countries of the former Soviet Union, Portugal, Israel, Brazil ...
Situated at 5mn from hotel Le Volney
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley in Anjou, the BIOPARC of Doué la Fontaine is a unique site in the world thanks to its troglodytic implantation. Installed in old quarries of extraction of falun, it allows an immediate immersion in a luxuriant vegetation, watered by numerous waterfalls. Typical of the region, falun, a shell stone deposited by the sea more than 11 million years ago, is a soft rock that offers the possibility of creating surrondings adapted to different animal species.
Situated at 20 mn from hotel Le Volney
When you enter our limestone cellars you dive to 12 m. under the city of Saumur. The guides of the Maison Louis de Grenelle will help you discover how, in this unique place, the metamorphosis of our carefully selected grapes into fine bubbles takes place. You will share the passion of a profession and the friendly environnement of a working cellar where 4 million bottles lie in optimal temperature and humidity conditions. It remains today the very last of the Grandes Maisons Familiales and independent of Saumur.
Situated at 3 mn from hotel Le Volney