Organising car hire in Saumur, a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France, allows you to access Angers along the Bouche Thouet River in 45 minutes. Hiring a car in Saumur allows you to access the beautiful scenery of the Saumur vineyards between the rivers Loire and Thouet. These vineyards produce some of the best quality wines in the country. Only 21 minutes away from Saumur is the abbey of Fontevraud; the most intact medieval abbey in France, this building is where Plantagenet’s Richard the Lionheart and Henry II of England are buried.