Winery dining

John 2

The eating of the Castle cellar offers a selection of natural wines, and seasonal both simple and inventive cuisine. In this friendly place, and an exceptional setting.

Named John 2 in honor of Jean II of rooms – close advisor to Charles VII – who built the castle in the 15th century, John 2 is located in the old kitchens of the Palace classified historical monument.

On the border of two major wine regions, between Saumur, Chinon and Bourgueil, the John 2 is committed to organic viticulture. Our winemakers partners are exclusively producing wine from organic or natural.

Cave-a-manger-Jean-2-Chateau-de-montsoreauThe cellar dining declines two atmospheres: an arch, cosy, intimate and relaxed with a library corner to devour a comic or an art book, a novel or a book of poetry, in all serenity and a terrace for summer days, with its roof top which data e on the confluence of the Vienne and Loire.

Kitchen, John 2 offers a variety of slate consisting of local products: porks and organic or artisan, cheeses with a glass of natural wine. It is open throughout the day for refreshments, gourmet and lunch breaks.


Side decoration, music inspires the place.
On the walls, vinyl collector album recall the collective Art & Language – avant-garde works are presented in the Castle – collaborated on several albums of the psychedelic rock band Red Crayola.
A piano is also made available to visitors who wish to exercise their talent. 

A history of painting – Agnès Thurnauer

Palindrome Gentileschi / Bochner collage 2015

Palindrome Gentileschi / Bochner collage 2015

25.06 to the 25.10.2016

Agnès Thurnauer, artist Franco-Swiss international fame which had the honour to hang a portrait gallery feminized on the entrance wall of the Centre Pompidou for two years and then the SAM in Seattle and the CCBB of Rio de Janeiro, is the Château de Montsoreau from June 25 to October 25, 2016.
His protean work makes it Uncategorized in the artistic universe contemporary and gives sense to retrospective exercise.

The answer Agnès Thurnauer brings today is in the form of a history of painting, that it impersonates or otherwise in feminizing or masculinizing the first names of the greatest heroes of Western painting. In the largest room of the Castle presents a gallery of Portraits, part of the series of those already presented at the Centre Pompidou, offering a panorama of the history of painting ranging from Nicole Poussin (specially made for the exhibition) to Annie Warhol, passing by Roberte Mapplethorpe.

Each of these Portraits "Grandeur Nature", as calls Thurnauer, is for the viewer an opportunity to reminisce or to meet a work of art, and, through the name of the artist by highlighting the significance and importance of the surname. This new complex first name/surname became the form of painting, and to retrieve the painting of the concept of gender and tell another story of art: an art history or the creator of the work is more in a role of man or woman, but in a role of painting. A role in which he or she embodies this painting that may well not have gender. A way of saying that in any case this story does not belong to men.

Watch Walker from Courbet in simple visit with Cadere stick in his hand, imagine that Artemisia Gentileschi painted the portrait that Mel Bochner had painted of Eva Hesse, as painting or surprise trying to paint the painting, the flagrante delicto or the abyss implementation.
One can easily imagine these characters of painting ingrown, imagine that the traveller will suddenly blushing and release the stick, or simply we look and give us, as a passer, so we also know what it feels to hold paint in his hands.


"A history of painting.
Agnes Thurnauer
25 June – 25 October 2016
Open every day from 10 h to 19 h

The music of Montsoreau

of 21.07 in the 04.08.2017

The musical season of Montsoreau, whose success cannot be denied over the years, is back in July and August next to a 21st edition. The Ligeriana musical association continues, with as much enthusiasm as of perseverance, his will to live and share with the greatest number of beautiful moments in music.


FRIDAY, JULY 21 – 8:30 PM
"Robilliard piano/violin duo"
French sonatas end of the nineteenth century

FRIDAY, JULY 28 – 20 H 30
"Hear and see, time travel"
Entire Oberon wind quintet

"In words and in music the life of J.S BACH"
Mario Raskin, harpsichord
Max Leboucher, Narrator


Information / reservations
Tourism Office of Montsoreau (ticketing and reservations). Such. 02 41 51 70 22.
Tourism Office of Saumur (ticket only). Such. 02 41 40 20 60.
Ticket office on the day of the concert