Château de Montsoreau, Museum of Contemporary Art
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Château de Montsoreau, Museum of Contemporary Art

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Installed in a Château de la Loire, a museum of contemporary art with an exceptional collection.

About us

Created in April 2016 on the initiative of the French collector of contemporary art Philippe Méaille, the Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art is a radical, committed, lively place, located two hours from Paris, in the Val de Loire Patrimoine. Unesco World.

Housed in a Château de la Loire, it boasts outstanding architecture, a collection and exhibition spaces that place it among the ranks of international institutions dedicated to contemporary art. Its permanent collection, presented on three levels (2500m2 of exhibition space) is the world's largest collection of works by Art & Language, a collective of artists at the origin of Conceptual Art.

The programming of the Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art reflects the creative richness of today's artists. It is organized around temporary exhibitions, events, meetings, concerts and performances.

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Duration:

From: 01 / 04 / 24 To: 30 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 10 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 12AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 12AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 12AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 12AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 12AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 12AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 12AM to 00PM

Exceptional closure(s): January 1, December 25

Prices

From: 01 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Adult 11.50€
  • Kids 7.50€
  • Student fee 9.50€
  • Jobseeker 9.70€
  • Big family - 2 adults and 2 children 28.60€
  • Adult group 9.20€
  • Children group 7€

Free for residents of Montsoreau and Mountsorrel (United Kingdom), on presentation of proof.
Educational workshops: €8 - duration 1 hour with a mediator. Reservation required.
Guided tour (duration 1 hour: 15 min on the history of the castle, 45 min on the art collection): package €120, Free for children under: 5 years old, Minimum age child rate: 5 years, Maximum age child rate : 18 years old

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash, Online payment

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Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
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Energy savings, sustainable mobility, resource savings and waste reduction, preservation of biodiversity, the Château de Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art works daily for sustainable development.

Virtuous gardens
In the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park and in a Classified Wooded Area, the gardens of the Château de Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art are designed as a sanctuary promoting biodiversity. In 2017, as a tribute to Miriam Rothschild, the gardens were converted into wild gardens. Abandoning technique, chemistry and interventionism, they favor the sociability of native plants and preserve the surrounding fauna to propose a new balance between fauna and flora. The maintenance of the gardens and green spaces, covering an area of ​​1 hectare, is entirely carried out manually, without the use of chemical products.

Promote ecotourism
Built in the bed of the Loire, the Château de Montsoreau has built its history and its prosperity while respecting the surrounding landscape.
In a desire to encourage ecotourism and non-polluting modes of travel, in 2017, the Château de Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art developed and reopened the historic port of the castle, abandoned for 500 years. River shuttles between Saumur and Montsoreau, in partnership with Croisières Saumur Loire, are now offered to visitors.

An eco-communication
To reduce its environmental footprint, the Château de Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art has chosen to limit its paper communication in favor of a digital strategy:
- limit the printing of e-mails.
- prints on 100% recycled paper.
-recovery and reuse of undamaged promotional leaflets.
-recycled paper bags for the museum library.

A lasting commitment
A major restoration project preceded the opening of the Château de Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art. Carried out under the direction of Dominique Latron, Chief Architect of French Buildings, the interventions took into account environmental data in its various aspects:
- replacement of the existing lighting with an LED lighting system, using less energy and respecting the environment.
- use of lime plaster to optimize the hygrometry of the building.
- insulation of windows and attic.
-removal of the heating/cooling system in order to restore the thermal self-regulation of the building.

In the exercise of its museographic activity, the Château de Montsoreau – Museum of Contemporary Art works to recycle and reuse waste related to temporary exhibitions.
Awareness campaigns for visitors are also conducted to encourage them to save water.

Contact information

Passage of the Marquis de Geoffre
49730 Montsoreau