Montsoreau Travel Guide

  • Shot taken from the river on Montsoreau
    Shot taken from the river on Montsoreau
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  • Where boats used to come in I suspect
    Where boats used to come in I suspect
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Montsoreau Things to Do

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    Model boats on display 2 more images

    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.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Seniors

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    The rose between thorns? 2 more images

    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.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Castles and Palaces

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    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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    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

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Montsoreau Restaurants

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    Crochet example done by the owner's grandmother 2 more images

    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.

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    • Women's Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Family Travel

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