We are thinking of a last minute trip to Loire valley. Saw a place I am interested in renting in Saumur, but want to ask about transportation. We have 2 adults and 3 children. Would it be best to take a train from Paris to Saumur and then rent a car? Or just rent in Pris and drive down? We want to see the castles in the Loirs Valley. Would this be a good base? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you so much! We have about a week to spend in the Loire valley, btw.
Also, we could go to Paris first, then travel to Saumur,,and then return to Cdg for our flight home.