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First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

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First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

Hello Everyone,

We are planning to stay at Saumur for one night only, as we travel down to our in laws apartment in Northern Spain.

We were thinking of staying in Saumur for one night, as its our twin town and about 5 hrs drive from the Chunnel.

We then hope to travel onto Millau and stay there a night, before travelling onto Spain.

What we are basically looking for is, a nice largish hotel, with modern rooms, a/c is a MUST, free parking, central location, where we can stroll to some nice bars and restaurants.

Does such a beast exist ???

Some posts have recommended Angers, would this be a wiser choice.

We plan to arrive on a Sunday, would restaurants / bars be open on a Sunday evening ?

I know this is not the done thing but.... are there Chinese / Indian restaurants in Saumur ????

If it helps, on our return journey last year, we stayed in Lille on our last night and loved it. Beautiful buildings, plaza`s, nice bars and restaurants. Yes and you`ve guessed it, Chinese / Indian food there too.

Any ideas / thoughts gladly received !

Thank you for your time......

Gary :)

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1. Re: First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

We have been visiting Saumur for the past 4 years and there are many lovelt restaurants and bars. I have seen a couple of chinese restaurants but have not acutually visited them.

We checked out a city centre hotel last year. It was lovely but only had limited first come first served parking, however, extensive free parking is available by the side of the Loire, minutes away. I'll have to search for the hotel details though.

Be assured, you will love Saumur . . .

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2. Re: First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

Sunday evening is often a difficult day to find a restaurant in France. However, Les Canons in Place St. Pierre is open - and is very good. We ate there recently. Also, La Panorama which is by the car park and faces the Chateau is open on Sunday evening. Great views over the Loire and reasonably priced food.

There are two Chinese restaurants, one on the island of St. Lambert, and the other tucked away in the town. There is also a new one at the top of the hill in Bagneux, which is good.

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3. Re: First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

Hello Steve,

Thanks very much for your help. We have just booked the chunnel this morning.

Will wait for a day or two before the hotel in Saumur :)

Many Thanks again....

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4. Re: First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

Thanks Parcay Les,

Thats very helpful and good news. Thank you for your time and efforts !

Gary...

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5. Re: First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

Sorry, should of wrote Many Thanks Frenchholiday :)

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6. Re: First visit to Saumur area folks. HELP needed plz !!!

That's kind of you. We love it here - as you will have guessed already.

Jean

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