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Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art

Rue du Chateau | Passage du Marquis de Geoffre, 49730 Montsoreau, France
+33 2 41 67 12 60
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Exquisitely restored -art exhibition space

We enjoyed seeing how they used the space for a contemporary art exhibition space. The views from... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
HappyTravelersJD
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Los Angeles, California
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Art museum

The Chateaux/Castle is very inviting, But we felt let down as the inside is striped out and is now... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
martin m
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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The only château in the Loire Valley built in the riverbed itself, the Château de Montsoreau was commissioned by Jean II de Chambes, a close advisor to King Charles VII, in 1450. Many famous figures have left their mark on its history, such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Anne of Brittany, Claude of France, Henry IV of France and Francis I. Its avant-garde architecture has inspired artists from Rodin to Turner and writers from Flaubert to Alexandre Dumas. Transformed into a contemporary art museum and opened in 2016, the Château de Montsoreau is a new art venue just two hours from Paris in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area. Stretching for more than 2,000 m², it boasts a permanent collection of artworks linked to the Art & Language movement, and is believed to be the world’s largest collection of works by this group of artists involved in the founding of Conceptual Art.
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“worth a visit” (6 reviews)
“modern art” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing how they used the space for a contemporary art exhibition space. The views from all of the windows are gorgeous. Don't forget to take a long walk around the hills outside. Beautiful area as well.More

Thank HappyTravelersJD
ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank your for your visit at Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art. We are glad that you enjoyed the discovery of the museum through its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Indeed, the Château de Montsoreau is the only château de la Loire built...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Chateaux/Castle is very inviting, But we felt let down as the inside is striped out and is now a art museum, Not that good a one at that, the good thing is you can wonder around and get some idea of what it may...More

Thank martin m
ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your visit at Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art. Best regards

Reviewed 23 August 2017

A fine chateau - from the outside, in a lovely setting, right next to the Loire; relentlessly white within, surely acres of white paint. Really, though, you're not here for the history but the art on display, mainly by an Art and Language group, whom...More

Thank 95ray
ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your nice and original review about Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit of the museum. Best regards

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We missed the show but they do concerts here. An amazing place right on the Loire. Have a drink and chill.More

Thank Mark S
ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your nice review. Indeed, the Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art organize some indoor concerts during summertime. As you noticed, there is also a Restaurant called JEAN 2 where you can drink a glass of natural...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful chateau situated next to the Loire. We decided to visit and thankfully it was explained to us before we entered that this chateau is the exhibition space for a modern art exhibition. That said and having fairly open minds about most things we gave...More

Thank atkinhump
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

If you come for the current art exhibit, be ready for the minimum in effort. A wall of mirrors so you can see yourself as art. A air con unit, plugged in and running. So you can feel the art of a chilled room. Others...More

Thank MarshallGulch
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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...More

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ChateaudeMontsoreau, Directeur général at Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your visit at Château de Montsoreau-Contemporary Art Museum and the village where it is located. We are glad that you liked the discovering of the art works shown inside the museum. In our quality commitment, we...More

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-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

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

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...More

Thank CrispyDuckRaglan
ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Stephen W
ChateaudeMontsoreau, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

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...More

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