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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Montjean-sur-Loire
Insee code49212
AltitudeFrom 8 to 78 meters
Surface19.33 km²
Population3084 inhabitants
Density159 inhabitants/km²


National labelLa Pommeraye at 3.5 km (7 min)
Chief townAngers (at 30 km, 28 min)Champtocé-sur-Loire at 3.5 km (7 min)
DepartmentMaine-et-LoireSaint-Germain-des-Prés at 5 km (8 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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Green holiday resort on the left bank of the Loire, Montjean welcomes you all year round. Come and enjoy its heritage, its port, the circuit Loire by bike, hiking and activities offered throughout the year for all to enjoy!


  • "Cap Loire" Discovery Park on the skippers Loire: come and discover the boat Cape Verde (1929 propelled barge, Historical Monument in 1994), a permanent exhibition on the inland waterways of the Loire, thematic gardens, rooms temporary exhibitions (in season). Open from April to October.
  • Walks in the Loire guided walks from April to November with Ligériade II. Reservations at the Tourist Office on +33 2 41 39 07 07.
  • The church of Saint Symphorien is built (1858-1864) on the ruins of the old burned down in 1793 by the Republicans castle. Neo-Gothic style, it dominates the Loire valley.
  • Bridge Montjean in 1948 after having been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. It spans the Loire with its 496 m long.
  • The Chapel of St. Aubin 11th century has the characters of the novel Angers.
  • The tomb of Edmond Heusschen pyramidal is outside the cemetery. Benefactor of the town for making it successful in the 1850s, the Belgian engineer moved to Montjean in 1854. He bought the concession mines Montjean and creates Mining Company and lime kilns Lower Loire and development activity Loire city.
  • The Fountain Saint Meen erected in 1887 was a rather important pilgrimage center in the early 20th century. The water from its source healed (?) Of scabies. It has a small chapel on the front of which is inscribed "A St Meen Châteaupanne Montjean 1889." It is on the altar that was before the pilgrims celebrated an office during pilgrimages. Abandoned, vandalized, this chapel is now in ruins and its source is exhausted.
  • The Trottier bridge replaces the ferry since 1979 linking the island of Chalonnes Montjean. It bears the name of the island hemp farmer who wrote to the President of the Republic to achieve its inception. Before its creation, the islanders had to make a detour of 20 km through Chalonnes or take the ferry (until 1972). The last ferryman, Auguste Leduc, Petty was also the last poet to transport lime to Britain by the canal from Nantes to Brest.
  • The Chapel Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours was offered by the spouses Arsendeau (the chapel was built on land belonging to them) the parish council in 1816. The neighborhood was built near the subdivision is now called the Chapel.
  • The docks are spread over 650 m and are stone since 1794 (previously, they were sand). The wharf Salmon (dock sailors) used for berthing, loading and unloading ships. The dock Bishop Provost served on him at the boat maintenance. The goods were transported on the river slate, limestone, lime or exotic products purchased Nantes and reported to Montjean. The hourglasses were circulated until 1994 (end of sand mining) and oil until 1991. Montjean was the first port of the Loire to Nantes from 1850 to 1900. 6000 ships per year are spent in 1838 (not counting steamboats!).
  • Island Chalonnes, which with its 13 km long, is the largest island of the Loire. Formerly favored for the cultivation of hemp and wicker place, it still welcomes 300.
  • The headframe of the trench built in 1874 is considered one of the most important 13 pithead coal mine kept France (32 meters high). A horse at the top of the mine shaft of the trench down to 178.5 m underground. A pulley system allowed for up bags of coal to the surface so that they are transported by rail, to the lime kilns. Originally, the entire site of the trench included a port, seven ovens contained in the same trapezoidal solid, a mine and a career related to the ovens by a railway track.
  • Lime kilns we can see especially on the banks of the Loire (a hiking trail goes around). Loire in the city has a total of 23, some of which are listed or classified as historic monuments since the late 80s. Traditional form, they form truncated cones ranging from 7 to 14 meters high and 8 to 16 feet in diameter.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Montjean-sur-Loire
Leisure centresPark of Découverte Cap Loire
MonumentsChapel Saint-Aubin


  • Symposium of Monumental Sculptures: each year the first two weeks of July. See you around the Monumental Sculpture (exhibitions, workshops, public sculptors working on the docks ...).
  • Festival "Of man in music": mid-August. Festival around natural fibers (demonstration, exhibition, market ...).
  • Empty yard sales: mid-October.
  • Numerous events throughout the year. Learn to program with the Office of Tourism.


  • Crafts Museum in Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine.
  • Moulin de l'Epinay in La Chapelle-Saint-Florent.
  • Museum of Vendée Wars in Saint-Florent-le-Old.
  • Castle Hugging Saint-Georges-sur-Loire.
  • Garden of kangaroos and the Ark La Possonnière.
  • Palace Briau Varades.
  • Musée du Bellay to Liré.
  • Pouring the deer in Saint-Laurent-des-altars.
  • Potter's House in Fuilet.
  • Scene in Loire Champtoceaux - Oudon (La Luce and Boat Tour of Oudon).
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Basket-making course by the LoireCraft170 €Bouchemaine (18.2 km)
Licence-free electric boat hireNature and the outdoorsFrom 30 € to 100 €Angers (24 km)

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Montjean, its bridge, the LoireMontjean, its bridge, the Loire
Discovery Park Cape LoireDiscovery Park Cape Loire
Path to intramural Montjean time of the sailorsPath to intramural Montjean time of the sailors
Boat rideBoat ride
Church of St. Symphorien and head of BuddhaChurch of St. Symphorien and head of Buddha
Montjean, portMontjean, port
La Barge MontjeannaiseLa Barge Montjeannaise
Pincourt and vinesPincourt and vines



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Sunday 25 January
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Monday 26 January
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
Tuesday 27 January
Min. 3°C - Max. 8°C


World food restaurantLe Moulin de l'Epinay  
La Chapelle-Saint-Florent
Le Moulin de l'Epinay welcomes you in green surroundings in St. Martin Valmeroux Auvergne. Check out this renovated and enjoy panoramic views of the Loire Valley mill! Its natural environment...
Located 15.6 km from Montjean-sur-Loire38 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLes cedres     NEW
On the riverside, between castles and sea. A restful place, in the country of. 'la douceur angevine' - Les Cèdres offers four confortable rooms with bath or shower and wc, the guests...
Located in Montjean-sur-LoireFrom 58 € to 68 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsAu bout de l'île - Yourtes et Chambres    
Au bout de l'île - Montjean sur Loire. 4 rooms labeled 3 ears with Gîtes de France - Anjou. 3 Mongolian yurts along the Loire. Host table on reservation. Site labeled 'Loire by Bike'...
Located in Montjean-sur-LoireFrom 68 € to 73 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe rateau    
A Rochefort sur Loire, on an island between the Loire and Louet, in a green setting, just taste the sweetness and tranquility of the Angevin banks. At 300 meters from the Royal River,...
Located 12.7 km from Montjean-sur-Loire70 € the double room 

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House for 12 personsGîte de 8 à 12 pers près d'Angers  
Goganes Cottage is 15 km from the city center of Angers, on the edge of the Loire river classified as' World Heritage of Unesco. The house is spacious and bright with a garden full...
Located 18.2 km from Montjean-sur-LoireFrom 570 € to 720 € per week 

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55 places over 2 haCamping Municipal Léon Delanoue   
Campground 55 locations along the river. Calm and quiet, ideal for a relaxing holiday and close to nature. Swimming pool, hiking, fishing, shops.
Located 25 km from Montjean-sur-Loire8.70 € per day 

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Inter-Hotel Les Jardins de l'Anjou - Hotel in Montjean-sur-LoireInter-Hotel Les Jardins de l'Anjou     
La Pommeraye
Inter-Hotel Les Jardins de l'Anjou is a hotel complex consisting of the Blue Hotel Garden, seminar and congress facilities including 17 seminar rooms, cottages, and excellent sport...
Located 2.9 km from Montjean-sur-LoireRoom from 57 €
Au Poisson d'Argent - Hotel in Montjean-sur-LoireAu Poisson d'Argent     
Le Mesnil-en-Vallée
The Hotel Restaurant Au Poisson d'Argent is located about 40 minutes from Nantes, on the Loire border. Newly refurbished establishment with a marine atmosphere. For the best of your...
Located 4.5 km from Montjean-sur-LoireRoom from 74 €
Le Petit Pêcheur - Hotel in Montjean-sur-LoireLe Petit Pêcheur     
With a view of the Loire River, Le Petit Pêcheur offers an à la carte restaurant, soundproofed accommodation, free newspapers, and Wi-Fi is free of charge throughout the property. The...
Located 12 km from Montjean-sur-LoireRoom from 46 €

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