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Montoire-sur-le-Loir

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher

Montoire-sur-le-Loir - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher
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Pleasantly located on both sides of the charming Loir River, the city of Montoire-sur-le-Loir possesses a beautiful Romanesque chapel, the Saint-Gilles chapel, which is home to magnificent murals. Nearby, the bridge spanning the Loir River offers a beautiful view of the romantic banks with trees and the old houses.

Music fans should head to the show museum Musikenfête, which has a collection of around 500 musical instruments from around the world!

In August, Folklores du Monde, a music festival bringing together numerous foreign musicians, brings the streets of the town alive.

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Montoire-sur-le-Loir

It was only in the second half of the 10th century that the history of Montoire began.

In 955, the guard of the lands of Montoire was given to Bouchard Ratepilate, called Chauve-Souris. His son Bouchard, surnamed the Venerable or the Elder, ordered to surround the 45 ares covered by the present castle with a wooden enclosure.

At the beginning of the eleventh century, the castle was given to Nihard, governor and forester of Montoire, who, taking advantage of the struggles between the Count of Vendome and the Bishop of Le Mans, succeeded in being recognized as Baron de Montoire The lord in 1033.

At the foot of the castle, the church of Saint-Oustrille, named after a bishop of Bourges, was certainly built towards the end of the 12th century. It was enlarged in the 15th century by the addition of two lateral chapels. In the revolutionary period it was used as a saltpetre factory and was sold as a national property in 1794.

To prevent the Prussian invasion in 1870, Chanzy's army blew up the bridge.

In the station at Montoire, on October 20, 1940, Chancellor Hitler met the President of the Council Pierre Laval, and on his return from his meeting with Franco at Hendaye on October 24, 1940, Marshal Philippe Pétain.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Detailed information

World Cultures Festival
International folk dance and music festivalAugust 2017

Photos

Cloister of the Augustins
Cloister of the Augustins
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The bridge
The bridge
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The Saint-Gilles chapel
The Saint-Gilles chapel
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The Dormouse
The Dormouse
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Frescoes and paintings
Frescoes and paintings
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The St. Lawrence Church
The St. Lawrence Church
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