Saumur and the local area are one of our favourite holiday destinations in France. We have stayed in the area every year for the past 18 years and the thought of not returning would be terrible. The children ( 3 under 10) all love it as there is so much to do. The river, great leisure parks, mushroom caves and troglodite caves. It has the cleanest indoor pool we have ever been to with a baby pool and water slide. Further afield the most amazing Zoo at Doue-La-Fontaine, beautiful chateaux and a wide variety of wine producers. The sparkling wine caves run tours or you can often have a free dejustation. The local speciality is fouees ( like a pitta ) filled with rilletts or a white bean stew or strawberries and cream. There is so much more to discover but it would spoil the fun if we told you any more. Come and see for yourself .