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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Montsoreau
Insee code49219
AltitudeFrom 27 to 88 meters
Surface5.19 km²
Population489 inhabitants
Density94 inhabitants/km²


National labelsCandes-Saint-Martin at 2.6 km (7 min)
Chief townAngers (at 76 km, 58 min)Turquant at 3.6 km (8 min)
DepartmentMaine-et-LoireFontevraud-l'Abbaye at 4.2 km (8 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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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.


  • Castle Montsoreau (fifteenth century): mid-fortress, half-pleasure residence, the castle offers one of the most remarkable views of the "last wild river in France": The Loire. Let tell you the Loire in the heart of the various rooms of the castle ... The Imaginary scenography of the Loire.
  • Mushroom Leaping Wolf: in Saumur, we produce 75% of the national production of fungi in Paris. Explanations on the different methods of cultivation, varieties of mushrooms (foot blue, oyster, shii take), the extraction of limestone ... Come and see the work and care required for mushroom growing.
  • Eglise Saint-Pierre-de-Rest (XIII-XVIII centuries): Rest, site of an ancient Gallo-Roman villa, was the port area to the west of the village, a short distance. Curiously there, located in the former floodplain of the river, which was chosen to build the church dedicated to St. Peter, patron of fishermen. Welcoming church in Anjou.
  • But also: the village of Montsoreau and its flowery streets, quays, mill, lodges its vine ...
  • Visit the village: Every Wednesday in July and August - Visit: Tourist Office at 15h. Information: email:
  • Sports: Tennis, fishing, boating in free practice on the Loire.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Montsoreau
MonumentsCastle of Montsoreau,   Church Saint-Pierre,   Dolmen of La Pierrelée,   Windmill of La Tranchée


  • Market: Every Sunday morning (instead of Mail)
  • The Flea Montsoreau: Every second Sunday of the month (banks of the Loire)
  • Season music Montsoreau: Mi-juillet/mi-août (church and castle)


  • Heritage Tour of the sailors at the time of the Loire (Montsoreau and villages of Candes-Saint-Martin). You will walk in the footsteps of sailors who lived past the heyday of the marine de Loire in the second half of the 19th century and discover places still inhabited the remains of their history. Marked route loop 4 km. Booklet available at the Tourist Office Montsoreau (1 €).
  • Montsoreau, between the Loire and troglodytes: walking tour of 10 km.
  • Boat trips around ...


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Monday 26 January
Min. 3°C - Max. 9°C
Tuesday 27 January
Min. 4°C - Max. 8°C
Wednesday 28 January
Min. 4°C - Max. 11°C


French cuisine restaurantLa Table de Mestré   SPECIAL OFFER
THE HEART OF THE LOIRE - 15 km from Saumur. In an enchanting setting in the heart of a family home, La Table de Mestré offers fine, tasty, seasonal dishes made ​​with fresh produce...
Located 1.5 km from Montsoreau30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Le Plantagenêt (hôtel La Croix Blanche)  
LOIRE VALLEY - This former coaching inn dating back to 1696, has been converted into 3 star charm and invites foodies to his table, the restaurant Le Plantagenet. On sunny days, enjoy...
Located 3.5 km from Montsoreau34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Licorne  
La Licorne opens its door and warmth for a gourmet break. Enjoy the perfect hosts in a pleasant setting, ideal for sharing a meal with family or friends. Sip a minute made ​​by the...
Located 3.6 km from Montsoreau53 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsL'etape du passe    
Former winemakers house with cellars in limestone along an arm of the Loire between Saumur and Montsoreau in a medieval and troglodyte village.
Located 6.1 km from MontsoreauFrom 52 € to 55 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Cernée    
Paola and Alain welcome you to The Surrounded. In a typical old farm Touraine (XIX), independent and furnished suite (1 bed 2 pers. 2 beds 1 pers.) And bedroom (2 beds 1 pers.) Welcome...
Located 8.2 km from Montsoreau52 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLe grand logis    
We welcome you in our house of character in a green and flowery setting, complete with a garden of 2000m ². Situated on the wine route between Saumur and Bourgueil, our two rooms have...
Located 9.3 km from MontsoreauFrom 55 € to 60 € the double room 

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House for 4 persons'La P'tite Troglo'  
Charming cottage hillside cave, located between Saumur and Montsoreau, for 4/6 people in 105 square meters, including a large living room of 65 m² (kitchen, dining area and lounge chairs...
Located 3.5 km from MontsoreauFrom 390 € to 590 € per week 
House for 4 personsGite chez le vigneron  
Lodging at the heart of the vineyards, this gite offers: Living room with fitted kitchen (gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, toaster),...
Located 5.3 km from MontsoreauFrom 255 € to 395 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte Flottille de Loire  
' Flotilla Loire', cottage 6 people with private garden of 350 m² enclosed courtyard for parking your vehicle, welcomes you Chouzé-sur-Loire, a typical village of the Loire, on the...
Located 6 km from MontsoreauFrom 546 € to 672 € per week 

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58 places over 2,5 haCamping Belle Rive  
58 quiet and pleasant location by the river, conveniently located in a beautiful place that is the confluence of the Vienne and the Loire, camping belle rive offers activities close...
Located 1.3 km from Montsoreau14 € per day 
87 places over 2,1 haCamping Le Pô Doré    
Located 7 kilometers from Saumur, in a rural setting and a friendly atmosphere The Golden Po offers calm and relaxation. Unique in Maine et Loire, you have a natural lagoon with a private...
Located 11 km from MontsoreauFrom 16.50 € to 21 € per day 
160 places over 12 haCamping Sites & Paysages Chantepie *****    
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to Saumur, the Sites & Paysage Chantepie 5-star campsite is nestled in a preserved natural environment that's ideal for family...
Located 14.1 km from MontsoreauFrom 18.50 € to 38 € per day 

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Hotel Le Bussy - Hotel in MontsoreauHotel Le Bussy     
Located in an 17th century building overlooking the Loire River, this hotel offers a riverside garden and terrace and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Château de Montsoreau...
Located in MontsoreauRoom from 87 €
La Marine de Loire Hôtel & Spa - Hotel in MontsoreauLa Marine de Loire Hôtel & Spa     
Hôtel La Marine de Loire is located near the Loire River, in Montsoreau between Saumur and Chinon. It offers spa facilities and its rooms offer a view of the river or the private garden....
Located in MontsoreauRoom from 145 €
Le Domaine de Mestré - Hotel in MontsoreauLe Domaine de Mestré 
Offering a restaurant, Le Domaine de Mestré is located in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye and is surrounded by the countryside. Set in a renovated farmhouse, it offers free WiFi access in public...
Located 1.5 km from MontsoreauRoom from 65 €

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Hôtel de Champagne
Hotel de Champagne is the first hotel certified by European Ecolabel in the Anjou area and offers modern and comfortable accommodation. The soundproofed...
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