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After having been, with the Middle Ages, a military strategic point and a granting on the river, with the Renaissance, one of the first residences of pleasure built at the edge of the Loire - in 1455 -, and at the 19th century, a whole of residences and warehouses, the castle of Montsoreau is today classified historic building. Its situation is exceptional: sentinel with the junction between the Loire and Vienne, it is with the crossroads of Anjou, Poitou and Touraine. Contrary to the other castles ligériens, Montsoreau is built on the river, which bathed, at the time, its ditches. Owner of the castle since 1913, the General Council of Maine and the Loire undertook to renovate it in 1994. The first work made it possible to find, hidden in the ground, some vestiges of the castle of the 11th century, the latrines of the 15è century and the ditches, formerly filled by the Loire. The village of Montsoreau is very pretty, its escarpés lanes and staircases are an invitation with discovered and make it possible to reach points of seen on the Loire splendid.

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