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Château de Montgeoffroy

Just 20 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Château de Montgeoffroy  is a typical example of 18th century architecture, and has fully preserved its Louis XV, Transition and Louis XV-style period furniture. Château de Montgeoffroy presents visitors with an intact setting of the life of the Maréchal de Contades. Built in 1772 and still inhabited today, his descendants have preserved the original furniture and décor. A large area of the château bears the marks of master cabinetmakers such as Gourdin, Roussel, Blanchard and Durand. There are also some superb portraits here, by Van Loo, Rigaud and Drouais. The grounds and gardens are also open to visitors. 

49630 Mazé
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 60 80 02

www.chateaudemontgeoffroy.com

Château de Montsoreau

Just 45 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Positioned at the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne, this Renaissance château is an opportunity to enjoy the "Imaginaires de Loire" animated tour. Through a series of 18 rooms, the Loire at different moments is reflected by the movement of the river with the changing lights.

Château de Montsoreau
49730 Montsoreau
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 38 50 18

www.chateau-montsoreau.com

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Château de Serrant

Just 50 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Come and see this Loire château and its exceptional furniture: a library of 12,000 works, exceptional furniture and other items. Its splendours have won over the most famous names in France's history, including the Sun King and Napoleon, who said when he came to Serrant: "At last I see a château in France!"

Château de Serrant
RD 723
49170 Saint Georges sur Loire
Tel: +33 (0)2.41.39.13.01

contact@chateau-serrant.net
www.chateau-serrant.net

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Château de Villandry

Just an hour and 10 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Make the most of your stay by coming to see the unique beauty of Château de Villandry. Whether you're here for the gardens or the château, it'll be a real feast for the eyes at any time of year!

Château de Villandry
3 Rue principale
37510 Villandry
Tel: +33 (0)2 47 50 02 09

www.chateauvillandry.fr

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Château d'Ussé

Just 1½ hours from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (castle of sleeping beauty). A visit to Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant and its gardens, designed by Le Nôtre, will be pleasantly rounded off by a staging of the story of the Conte de la Belle au Bois Dormant, and a very fine exhibition of costumes based on life at the château.

Château d'Ussé
Rue Principale
37420 Rigny-Ussé
Tel: +33 (0)2 47 95 54 05

www.chateaudusse.fr

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Château du Rivau

Just 1½ hours from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

When you set off from the camping Parc de Montsabert, come and watch some horseback jousting at the Château du Rivau. We look forward to seeing you at Château du Rivau, in the Loire Valley, with its royal stables and its fairytale gardens, from 1st April until 13th November.

Le Château du Rivau
"Le Coudray"
34120 Lémeré
Tel: +33 (0)2.47.95.77.47

www.chateaudurivau.com

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Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

Just 1¼ hours from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau is listed as a historic monument, and exhibits all the sophistication of the first French Renaissance. In the heart of Touraine, come and see Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, built on an island in the middle of the Indre River. Enjoy a tour of a jewel of the French Renaissance, built during the reign of Francis I. 

Château d'Azay le Rideau
Rue de Pineau
37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Tel: +33 (0)2 47 45 42 04

www.azay-le-rideau.fr

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The Royal Fortress of Chinon

Just 1 hour and 10 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

A fortress at the crossroads of three provinces: Anjou, Poitou and Touraine.

Forteresse Royale de Chinon
37500 Chinon
Tel: +33 (0)2 47 93 13 45

forteressechinon@cg37.fr
www.forteressechinon.fr

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Château des Ducs de Bretagne

Just 1½ hours from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

After 15 years' work, the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany has reopened its doors to the public. This château, which is an exceptional heritage site right in the city centre, is emblematic of the history of both the city and of Brittany. It is home to the Nantes museum of history, which is dedicated to the history of the site and of the city itself. By shining some light on the city, placing past, present and future into perspective, the château and its new museum provide a contemporary view of its heritage. The route, which is both chronological and theme-based, takes you through 32 rooms, from basement to attic. Interspersed with a variety of multimedia devices, it focuses on the depiction of more than 800 items in the collection. Temporary exhibitions, conferences and artistic events add to the cultural aspects provided by this location.

Château des Ducs de Bretagne
4 Place Marc Elder
44000 Nantes
Tel: +33 (0) 811 46 46 44

www.chateau-nantes.fr

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Château de Langeais

Just 1¼ hours from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Château de Langeais is located in France's Centre-Val de Loire region, on the edge of Anjou and Touraine. It is home to two exceptional châteaux: la Tour de Foulques Nerra and the Château de Louis XI. The former has the distinctive feature of being the oldest keep in France, while the latter has a dual nature, being feudal on the town side and Renaissance-style on the courtyard side. Château de Langeais invites you to stroll through its gardens, evoking the flower-filled gardens of the Middle Ages, and to explore the grounds. With its cedar trees and sequoias, it provides a unique view over the Loire Valley from the viewpoint. Find out about the daily lives of the people who ruled here in the Middle Ages at Château de Langeais. A startlingly lifelike reconstruction featuring wax figures will take you back to the historic union that took place here, just an hour away from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

37130 Langeais
Tel: +33 (0)2 47 96 72 60

contact@chateau-de-langeais.com
www.chateau-de-langeais.com

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Château de Baugé

Just 40 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Come and be part of an unparalleled animated tour at Château de Baugé! Explore the attics of the château, settle back comfortably and hear all about the past of the master of the house, who was King René of Anjou! Continue your tour in a large ceremonial hall, where a lord, kitted out as if off for a day's tournament, tells you all about the art of jousting! Come and see one of France's finest apothecaries. Opened in 1675, this pharmacist's was still operating during the 1940s. Over 650 items are displayed on Louis XIII furniture. In the hospital's large ward, find out how medicine was administered and about the daily life of a 17th century hospital through items used during this era.

49150 BAUGÉ
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 84 00 74

www.chateau-bauge.fr

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Château du Plessis-Bourré

 Just 50 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

This 15th century fortress is an architectural masterpiece, combining the symbolism of power from the Middle Ages with the elegance of early Renaissance décor. Château du Plessis-Bourré is the perfect example of the Transition style. Its imposing defensive system, featuring its substantial dual drawbridges, its very wide water moats (2 hectares), its rampart walk, its corner towers and its keep mean it is listed as one of the fortresses of the late Middle Ages. Its elegance, its splendid courtyard, its arcade, its large rooms lit by mullion windows, its rich décor and the comfort of its interior spaces, enjoyed by various kings of France, heralded the Renaissance. 

49460 Ecuillé
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 32 06 72

plessisbourre@hotmail.fr
www.plessis-bourre.com

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Château du Plessis-Macé

Château du Plessis-Macé is a combination of fortress and comfortable dwelling. It plays its cards close to its chest! An austere 11th century fortress from the front, once you get inside it turns into a charming and delightful 15th century, Renaissance-style dwelling. Owned by the Maine-et-Loire department since 1967, the château now forms the focal point of Anjou's festival. And like the festival, it also incorporated Anjou's theatre, a public establishment, on 1st January 2010, with responsibility for promoting and staging theatrical performances within the department.

49021 Angers cedex 2
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 81 41 18 or 02 41 32 67 93

i.solari@anjou-theatre.fr
www.chateau-plessis-mace.fr

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Château de Brissac

Just 10 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

In the heart of the Loire Valley, Château de Brissac, France's tallest château, opens its doors for a truly unforgettable visit.

Must-sees:

  • The fortified 15th century cellars
  • The Mortemart room
  • The underground water

49320 Brissac-Quincé
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 91 22 21

www.chateau-brissac.fr

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Château d'Angers

Just 30 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Château d'Angers, which is also known as the château of King René, is set in the heart of the town. The fortress is built on a slate schist promontory overlooking the Maine. Château d'Angers has been listed as a historic monument since 1875. Come and enjoy its gardens and buildings and see the Tenture de l'Apocalypse, which is the largest tapestry of the Mediaeval era.

49100 Angers
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 86 48 77 (+33 (0)2 41 86 48 79 for groups)

www.chateau-angers.fr

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Château de Brézé

Just 1 hour from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Europe's most important fortress opens its doors to you! Built between the 11th and 19th centuries, Château de Brézé is home to an amazing underground network. Here, you'll find the former residential buildings and stables, a rampart walk, a drawbridge, a silk farm, kitchens, cellars and huge presses; and all overlooking the deepest dry moats in Europe.

Other package options:

  • Tour (unguided) of underground areas - lunch and dinner options at the château (for 20 people and more) .
  • Tasting of 3 of the estate's wines (30 minutes)

49260 BREZE
Tel: +33 (0)2.41.51.60.15

www.chateaudebreze.com

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Château de Montreuil-Bellay

Just 45 minutes from the camping Parc de Montsabert.

Mediaeval construction looking over the Thouet, where the famous Route des Châteaux de la Loire and the Route de la Vallée des Rois intersect. The new château and the collegiate, the canon's residence and the steam rooms (exhibitions) dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. The château is also a winemaking estate, various vintages of which you can find here. Explore the gardens, taste the wines, enjoy a few minutes' rest in the shade of a lime tree with a cool drink; a really nice way to round off your visit!

Château de Montreuil-Bellay
49260 Montreuil-Bellay
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 52 33 06 

www.chateau-de-montreuil-bellay.fr

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