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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports: Tennis, fishing, boating in free practice on the Loire.
The Flea Montsoreau: Every second Sunday of the month (banks of the Loire)
Season music Montsoreau: Mi-juillet/mi-août (church and castle)
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.