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Discover Marvellous Moncontour

Sitting perched upon a rocky outcrop, Moncontour never fails to provide an attractive sight as you approach from the valley. Built from local grey granite, the houses and handsome church of St Mathurin rise majestically from the hilltop, surrounded by city walls which were built in the 14th century.

Tourist Treat
Moncontour manages to strike that difficult balance between tourism and residence.
With the accolades of ‘petite cité de caractère‘ and ‘un des plus beaux villages de France‘, comes an increase in visitors to mingle with those who live and work inside it’s walls. The restaurants and bars, whilst enjoying support from the local clientele, enjoy a welcome boost of business in the summer months. The fabulous boulangerie with it’s locally famous croissants  does a roaring trade all year round and with other numerous, well-established commerces ( even a small supermarket ) residents have little need  to wander very far. Tourist attractions are low key, but the ‘Théatre de costume‘, the ‘ maison de la Chouannerie et de la revolution‘ and the ‘residence des arts‘ are well worth a visit.

Small but perfectly formed
Moncontour packs a lot into what is essentially a little walled village of approximately 880 inhabitants. For lovers of history, the quaint cobbled streets, colombage houses and ramparts cannot fail to delight and the friendly community, bars and restaurants deliver a warm welcome to entice you to stay a while longer. And if you are hooked like I was – that while longer might just turn into years…

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For more information about Moncontour please email  : Kim Hoffmeister