The Montreuil-Bellay castle (fr. Château de Montreuil-Bellay) is a historical building in the town of Montreuil-Bellay, département of Maine-et-Loire, France, first built on the site of a Gallo-Roman village high on a hill on the banks of the Thouet River. It is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
The first citadel is built in the eleventh century by Foulque Nerra, Count of Anjou, on the foundations of a Roman oppidum. Foulque Nerra, known as the Black Falcon, belongs to the narrow circle of the faithful of the King of France, Hughes Capet.
The castle of Montreuil-Bellay was thus remodeled in the eleventh, thirteenth, fourteenth and seventeenth centuries, and classified as historical monuments by decree of June 18, 1979. The old stables and attics of the castle are listed by decree of February 12, 2019.
The chateau has great gardens overlooking the river and because of its lofty position it offers some great views.
Nowadays, Château de Montreuil-Bellay is also the name of a premium wine made on the property.
Saturday 10AM–12PM, 2–6PM
Sunday 10AM–12PM, 2–6PM
Adults: € 12,00
Students and school children aged 15 to 25: € 10.00
Children from 6 to 14 years: € 6.50
Children under 6 years old: Free
GPS coordinates: 47°8′0″N 0°9′15″W