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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
Population478 inhabitants
Density92 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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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride or trek
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 100 € Roiffé (11 km)
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Doué-la-Fontaine (29 km)
French-style square foot gardening course
Culture and education5 € to 7 € Azay-le-Rideau (33 km)
Fun dog hiking trip with a Siberian Husky
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Jaulnay (40 km)
Outing with a musher and their pack of Siberian Huskies
Nature and the great outdoors39 € to 98 € Jaulnay (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (26 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (37 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (37 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (39 km)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (41 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals