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Musee de la Cavalerie

100 Place Charles de Foucauld, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 83 69 23
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History for non history buffs

The museum housed in the old stables was closed (Friday) our first time to Saumur so we decided to... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Lyn021
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Flesherton, Canada
Tucked away but very interesting

Didn't know about this till we got to Saumur. Very nice museum in the old stables. It is a very... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Patrick S
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Utah
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100 Place Charles de Foucauld, 49400, Saumur, France
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The museum housed in the old stables was closed (Friday) our first time to Saumur so we decided to come back to see this museum. We were not disappointed. We used our Petit Train receipt that gave us a discount so entry was 8 euro....More

Thank Lyn021
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Didn't know about this till we got to Saumur. Very nice museum in the old stables. It is a very short walk from the tourist center. The history of French cavalry is well displayed. The signage is in French but go anyway as the displays...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I am not really a military history buff but we spent an interesting and informative hour here. No English tours but most of the exhibits have English information.

Thank Janew662
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We loved spending an hour or so looking around this exhibtion. If you are interested in horses and war then this is a place you must visit.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Saumur is a town obsessed with and based around horses, and the cavalry museum is just one aspect of this horse focus. The displays are very interesting and it is well worth a brief detour from the main street attractions, just for an hour or...More

Thank balhannah
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Saumur is a beautiful city but if you can tear yourself away from its attractions this museum is a short walk from the centre and is well worth a visit. Obviously, you need to be interested in history and cavalry, but then, you wouldn't visit...More

1  Thank Alberth555
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Very interesting subject & superbly located at the old French cavalry school area in Saumur. Takes you on an historical journey of cavalry in French wars and peace. Very nice exhibitions of uniforms, arms, equipment, equipage and horses over time. Leads up to the cavalry's...More

2  Thank David B L
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a real surprise as a specialist military museum. I'm not an expert, but found it extremely interesting, so for someone really in the know it will be absolutely fascinating. We too were fortunate to see the Waterloo battle landscape and had a very...More

1  Thank mikebutler46
Reviewed 4 September 2015

There is a lot to see here, and we were lucky to see a mock up of the battle of Waterloo, built by an enthusiast.

1  Thank vsdallow
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This is one of the best military museums I've visited globally! Absolutely amazing. I was lucky enough to meet the person responsible for creating the Waterloo battle landscape, a 27 year labour of love. Amazing.

1  Thank Jock G
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