Guided tour of Saumur and the Cadre Noir




Our visit will start with the discovery of the history of the Cadre Noir and the horse riding school (no training during weekends). We’ll get to discover the history of a unique school in France, founded in 1815, where the teachers are no other than the famous squires of the Cadre Noir. We’ll visit the Grand Manège, the stables and the tack room and understand how this particular school emphasizes harmonious relations between humans and horses, guided by non-violence and lack of constraint. We’ll continue our visit with a walk through the fortified city of Saumur, dominated by its castle. We’ll return on board in Angers and enjoy dinner.


Duration : approx. 5:00

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.