Local nameMontsoreau
LocationPays de la Loire, France

Montsoreau is a commune of the Loire Valley in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France on the Loire, 160 km from the Atlantic coast and 250 km from Paris. The village is listed among the most beautiful villages of France and part of the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 2015, the French contemporary art collector Philippe Méaille associated with Christian Gillet, president of the French department of the Maine-et-Loire signed an agreement to turn the Château de Montsoreau into a museum of international contemporary art for the next 25 years. The Château de Montsoreau became home for Méaille extraordinary collection of radical conceptualists Art & Language and has been renamed Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art.Montsoreau was identified under the name Restis at the end of classical antiquity as a port on the Loire at the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne.

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Address 10 Place du Mail, Montsoreau 49730, France

Coordinates 47°12'57.609" N 0°3'25.932" E

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