The hotel we found was called Anne d'Anjou and was on river bank, under the castle. It was an eighteenth century building with a magnificent staircase, complete with a trompe d'oeil of a dome.
Here you can see the staircase, the view of the castle from our room and the two of us in our room under the eaves. On the TV you can just see the end of the Netherlands vs Italy semi-final for the Euro 2000 tournament.
We went for a walk in the early evening. Here are views of the town from the walk.
The Chateau is very pretty and dominates
It was interesting to see the new buildings that had been built in the same style as the old town.
The Chateau is currently being maintained,
which spoils my photo slightly but is a necessary evil to protect the sight for future tourists, I suppose.
Saumur is on the Loire and this is a view from the same spot as the picture above over the river.
We carried on down to the main square,
with its church and many restaurants, in search of dinner.
After Graham took these photographs, we finally decided on the Auberge St Pierre.
After dinner, we strolled back down to the river back and saw the Chateau all lit up.