Saumur is often called the "pearl of Anjou" because of its architectural heritage, which is gradually being restored. And what a heritage! Its stone castle, for example, seems to have stepped out of a fairy tale. What art student has not pored over one of the striking pages of the "Très Riches Heures", a masterpiece of Gothic art? Saumur is also renowned for its horses and especially its Cadre Noir stables and riders. The town's historic district is also delightful.