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Maison du Parc

The Maison du Parc is a centre where visitors can come and find out more about the Regional Nature Park and its region, freely available.

Opening times 2017

La Maison du Parc is open from the 1st of march to the 5th of november 2017 and all year for groups by appointment.

From the first to the 5th of march and week-end of the 11/12, 18/19 and 25/26 of march

From 10.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm

April, may, june, september and october

From 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm. (open at 10.30 am on sunday, close every monday on april and october)

July, august

From 9.30am to 7 pm (open at 10.30 am on sunday)

From the 1st to 5th of november

From 10.30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm





Maison du Parc
15 avenue de la Loire - 49730 MONTSOREAU
Tél. 02 41 38 38 88 – Fax 02 41 38 38 89


Reception, information, exibitions

At the Maison du Parc there is

  • a tourist information desk:  visitors are welcomed jointly by the Saumurois Tourist Office
  • a permanent exhibition on the landscapes "Gens de peu, gens de bien qui font du beau", exhibition based at the Maison du Parc, 15 avenue de la Loire in Montsoreau
  • On 2016 Temporary exhibition devoted to insects












crédit photo : David Darrault

Landscapes and their people

Shh! A whisper reaches your ears. Listen to the story of the Loire and its inhabitants down the centuries. To put it mildly – it has not all been plain sailing for the Loire !

Discreet wildlife, poachers of the past and modern-day farmers are all revealed through this exhibition. 

  • temporary exhibitions,
  • short workshops for delving into the themes of the temporary exhibitions in a different way,
  • a tour of the building built according to an environmental quality approach,
  • information about the Park and its actions,
  • a gift shop.

crédit photo : David Darrault


The Park's gift shop has all sorts of thematic and tourist publications on sale, specially selected for getting fully to grips with the territory: eco-construction, healthy habitat, flora and fauna in our region. There is something for adults and children alike.

You can pay by cash or credit card.


Keen to know more about nature?

The shop also has a whole host of fun and very useful practical items available.

The gift shop is open at the same time as the Maison du Parc.

In the vicinity

  • the heritage trail "in the bargemen’s footsteps" between Montsoreau and Candes-Saint-Martin - 4 km
  • the Montsoreau hiking trail - 10 km
  • “Loire à Vélo” cycle path

Download the leaflet for the Maison du Parc here

The Maison du Parc has been awarded the following certifications:

  • Welcome for cyclists taking the “Loire à Vélo” path
  • Tourism and disability
  • Tourism quality - in the process of being certified



Duration of the visit : about 1hour (permanent and temporary exhibitions). Entrance for last visits of the exhibition : 30 minutes before closing time.

Languages : English spoken / Se habla español / Deutsch sprachen

Available facilities

  • Baby-changing facilities, Baby Bottle Warmer
  • Wheelchair
  • Picnic area
  • Wifi on request
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Luggage lockers



Car park in front of the Park house and parking facilities for persons with disabilities.


Download the leaflet by clicking on the image or here