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Address: Rue du Chateau | Passage du Marquis de Geoffre, 49730 Montsoreau, France
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+33 2 41 67 12 60
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Art gallery

One thing you must know before you go to this chateau is that it is now an art gallery. While we were not really impressed with the art work the views from the chateau of the... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
lindakthomas
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Chateau de Montsoreau. We're not usually interested in visiting stately homes but the promise of modern art was a big draw. We enjoyed seeing the art in such a beautiful setting. The explanations in English were appreciated as we weren't familiar with the artists. Would have a appreciated the filmed interview of two of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

One thing you must know before you go to this chateau is that it is now an art gallery. While we were not really impressed with the art work the views from the chateau of the surrounding area was wonderful.

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear sir, We would like to thank you for your positive review about the visit of Chateau de Montsoreau. We are indeed a Contemporary Art Museum not at all a art gallery. Best regards More 

Raglan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you are looking for a lovely Chateau within striking distance of Saumur this is your place. The Chateau has a lot of history and is well worth a visit. There are some lovely views of the adjacent river Loire from the terrace at the top of the Chateau. The Modern Art exhibition (Art and Language) is a new exhibition... More 

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your visit of Chateau de Montsoreau. We are glad that you liked it. Indeed, the Chateau de Montsoreau is very close from Saumur. It is not only the first Château de la Loire but a wonderfull place to understand history of France. Brest regards More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

we visited this chateau along with others in the Loire. This was quite good as there was quite a few electronic interactive exhibits inside. The staff were brilliant and very informed. I would point out that along with most place like this in France it does not cater well for the disabled. If your in a wheelchair I wouldn't bother.... More 

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear sir, We would like to thank you for your kind review about the Château de Montsoreau. We relay your compliments to our staff. As you said, the road along the Loire river is very nice and pleasant as the castle is located right in the river bed. All the museum has a disabled access with 2 lifts but indeed... More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Parked easily and walked up through the old moat to the entrance. OK so far. Exterior very picturesque but on entering the 'Domaine' we were stopped by a fancy entry desk. €18 and you can see the art collection. OK, so what will we see? Concept art. OK, so what is it? Here are some very small B&W pics of... More 

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear visitor, We hope you appreciate the wonderful viewpoint on the Loire River. Indeed, the landscape in Montsoreau is really amazing. You will always be welcome to visit the museum of Contemporary Art. Best regards More 

Bristol
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Don't visit this chateau expecting a fully furnished home. It's a beautiful building and well situated with fine views over the Loire. When we visited it housed an interesting art exhibition. But the rooms are completely bare. Be aware!

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for your visit and your review about the Château de Montsoreau. Indeed, the castle is a new museum of contemporary art, recently opened in April where you can see temporary exhibitions, assist to conferences, listen to concerts.. Best regards More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you understand, appreciate and enjoy contemporary art, your visit may well be wothwhile. If not, visit somewhere else instead and learn the history of this chateau from published material. Only a couple of small areas are left in natural stone, possibly because there is a hint of colour or drawing there but there is no explanation so visitors remain... More 

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for your review about the Château de Montsoreau. In our quality commitment, we take note of all your remarks to improve the quality of the visit. Therefore, the turret near the roof level is not opened to the public. Best regards More 

Capel Saint Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Only a few rooms furnished in a historical setting, the majority is given over to a modern art exhibition that is interesting but challenging if modern art is not your thing. The "mirror exhibition" is good and understandable, The "Air Con Room" - Well what can I say? An Air-con unit in the corner of a small room is art?... More 

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Chateau de Montsoreau. We are glad that you appreciated "Air Conditionning show" and "Mirror piece" ! Have a trip in the Loire Valley Best regards More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this castle based on a review in our elderly guidebook. It's changed quite a lot, and although it's still beautiful there is little of historical interest to see now. Instead, it's become an art gallery, with two exhibitions of modern art which were of limited interest to us.

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your visit of the Chateau de Montsoreau. We are sorry that you did not appreciate the contemporary art installations. In our quality commitment we take note of your remark. Best regards More 

halesowen
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

looks very pretty from the outside, didnt go in as friends said there was no furniture, just paintings.

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Montsoreau, responded to this review

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your visit of the Chateau de Montsoreau. Indeed, the castle is a museum of contemporary art with a permanent collection about Art&Language group and temporary exhibitions around international artists. Best regards More 

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