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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

Montsoreau - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

Montsoreau site gathers all the attractions and heritage landscape that make the international reputation of Saumur.

Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, classified World Heritage by UNESCO, it is proud to belong to associations of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", the "Charming Villages of Warwick", the "Small Cities of character "and is at the center of the Regional Natural Park Loire-Anjou-Touraine. The wines most famous wine is on its doorstep: the wines of Champigny and Saumur, the Aubance and Layon, the Chinon and Bourgueil, Vouvray and wine of the Cher ...

Formerly closed city around its castle, Montsoreau witnessed ancient battles to defend the steps of the Anjou and the Wars of Religion before sinking slowly into oblivion until the 19th century. Then Alexander Dumas awoke memories by writing The Queen of Montsoreau. Thus was born the legend of the beautiful Diane de Meridor madly in love with the beautiful Bussy.

During your visits and walks, the castle of the Lady of the docks and streets Montsoreau port access, through its cave, you will discover Montsoreau, vibrant and welcoming town.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.2128630 (N 47° 12’ 46”)
Longitude0.0572150 (E 0° 3’ 26”)
AltitudeFrom 27m to 88m
Surface area5.19 km²
Population489 inhabitants
Density94 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (76 km, 58 min)
Insee code49219
IntercommunalityCA Saumur Loire Développement
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Candes-Saint-Martin2.6 km (7 min)
Turquant3.6 km (8 min)
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye4.2 km (8 min)
Varennes-sur-Loire4.3 km (8 min)
Parnay4.8 km (7 min)
Souzay-Champigny6.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne6.2 km (7 min)
Dampierre-sur-Loire7.4 km (11 min)
Chouzé-sur-Loire9 km (12 min)
Savigny-en-Véron9.5 km (17 min)
Couziers10.2 km (13 min)
Villebernier10.5 km (13 min)
Saix10.7 km (15 min)
Thizay10.8 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Castle Montsoreau
Castle Montsoreau
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The Village of Montsoreau
The Village of Montsoreau
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Montsoreau village in bloom flowers 2
Montsoreau village in bloom flowers 2
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The Flea Montsoreau
The Flea Montsoreau
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The Flea Montsoreau
The Flea Montsoreau
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The Loire Valley Wine Market
The Loire Valley Wine Market
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Friday 27 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 11°C
Saturday 28 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Walking and horse riding
Nature and the great outdoors22 € to 90 € Roiffé (11 km)
Hot-air ballooning over Touraine
Nature and the great outdoors134 € to 179 € Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (26 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (37 km)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (41 km)
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (48 km)
In the footsteps of History
HikeEasy3h30Coulongé (54 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals