Montsoreau

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Montsoreau
Commune
Panoramic view of the village from the Loire river
Panoramic view of the village from the Loire river
Coat of arms of Montsoreau
Coat of arms
Montsoreau is located in France
Montsoreau
Montsoreau
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Montsoreau is located in Pays de la Loire
Montsoreau
Montsoreau
Coordinates: 47°13′02″N 0°03′28″E / 47.2172°N 0.0578°E / 47.2172; 0.0578Coordinates: 47°13′02″N 0°03′28″E / 47.2172°N 0.0578°E / 47.2172; 0.0578
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Canton Saumur-Sud
Intercommunality CA Saumur Val de Loire
Government
 • Mayor Gérard Persin
Area1 5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 544
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 49219 /49730
Elevation 27–88 m (89–289 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Montsoreau is a commune of the Loire Valley in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

Climate[edit]

The climate of Montsoreau, is caracterized by the high sunshine of the Loire Valley, a favorable region for wine and cultivation of fruits. In addition to this, there are important oceanic influences, and the proximity of the Loire, giving the village a climate locally called "sweet". Summer is hot and dry and winter is mild and wet. Precipitation is low to medium during inter-season. The wind is characteristic of the Loire corridor, medium and relatively constant.

Climate data for Montsoreau
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11.1
(52)
12.1
(53.8)
15.1
(59.2)
17.4
(63.3)
22.5
(72.5)
27
(81)
26.4
(79.5)
27.2
(81)
21.6
(70.9)
19.9
(67.8)
12.7
(54.9)
9.2
(48.6)
19.2
(66.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
8.2
(46.8)
10.8
(51.4)
10.9
(51.6)
16.5
(61.7)
20.6
(69.1)
20.8
(69.4)
21.4
(70.5)
16.5
(61.7)
15
(59)
8.5
(47.3)
5.9
(42.6)
14.1
(57.4)
Average low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
4
(39)
6.5
(43.7)
4.5
(40.1)
10.6
(51.1)
14.2
(57.6)
15.3
(59.5)
15.3
(59.5)
11.2
(52.2)
10.2
(50.4)
4.4
(39.9)
2.6
(36.7)
9.0
(48.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 66
(2.6)
35
(1.38)
50
(1.97)
3.5
(0.138)
45
(1.77)
51
(2.01)
27
(1.06)
15.5
(0.61)
34
(1.34)
11.5
(0.453)
29
(1.14)
40
(1.57)
411
(16.18)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 69.9 90.3 144.2 178.5 205.6 228 239.4 236.4 184.7 120.6 67.7 59.2 1,824.5
Source: Climatologie mensuelle à la station de Montreuil-Bellay.[1]

The Château de Montsoreau is located in the commune. There is a food market in the town on Sundays. A brocante and flea market are held on the second Sunday of every month throughout the year, along the banks of the river.

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