Montsoreau Travel Guide

  • Shot taken from the river on Montsoreau
    Shot taken from the river on Montsoreau
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  • Standard type of building in Montsoreau
    Standard type of building in Montsoreau
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  • Haunting dummies come to life
    Haunting dummies come to life
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Montsoreau Things to Do

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    The boat display in Montsoreau Castle

    by iandsmith Written May 20, 2012

    You can make out where boats used to be able to come into the castle (pic 3) though it would have only been one at a time. A colourful display has been arranged to show you the type of boat (same wooden ones you still see on the river today) and how it would have looked.
    They are not however, life sized as I imagined.

    Model boats on display Another display model Where boats used to come in I suspect
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    Other displays

    by iandsmith Written May 20, 2012

    In one room there's a display that features talking heads. Unfortunately, if you don't speak French, you won't understand a word but it has been very well done.
    I guessed that it was something to do with an affair between lovers because a woman was flanked by two men and many were the aside glances during the talk.

    The rose between thorns? Another of the protagonists Is this a black prince?
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    Other stuff in the castle of Montsoreau

    by iandsmith Written May 20, 2012

    The castle is now promoted as the 'Château de la Dame de Montsoreau' because of the novel by Dumas that revolved around the love life of two ladies who purportedly lived in the castle during the reign of Henri III (based on real events).
    Montsoreau castle is unusual in that it includes architectural elements from a fortified chateau and other elements of being a renaissance period chateau built as a home rather than with a military purpose.
    You can see different elements in the pictures.

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    • Historical Travel
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Montsoreau Restaurants

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    La Dentelliere: Check out the crochets

    by iandsmith Written May 20, 2012

    As advertised, this shop sells crepes but, also in the shop, on display on the walls, is an interesting small display of crocheting that the owner has accumulated over the years.

    Favorite Dish: The crepes were standard fare and the atmosphere was nice with views over the river.

    Crochet example done by the owner's grandmother Shop front Another crochet example
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    • Arts and Culture
    • Family Travel

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