Visit the town between land and water. Discover Moncontour’s rich history. Why were there over 100 washhouses in the 19thcentury? Why is there a defense tower here?
A battleground located between the Duchy of Aquitaine and Anjou, Moncontour gained importance as early as the 11th century with the establishment of its first fortress. From Foulque Nerra to Coligny to Du Guesclin, great figures from French history have sealed their destinies here; Classified since 2017 as a “Station Verte”, France’s first ecotourism label, gently stroll through Moncontour to encounter authentic, unspoilt landscapes.
In a beautiful carder of greenery, a magnificent lake offers a variety of activities linked to water and family relaxation: swimming, kayaking and pedalos, waterslides, water ski lifts, fishing or even, mini-golf.
Admire the traditional residences that succeed opulent bourgeois houses to form the village’s artery of life, established on the former ford crossing of the Dive. In the middle of this street, near the old Dive, a magnificent “renaissance” window known as the fenêtre Coligny, reminds us that the admiral, leader of the Protestants, spent the night here that preceded the terrible defeat of his troops in 1569.