Museum of the Renaissance, Ecouen

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Housed in the Château d'Écouen, Museum of the Renaissance features the artwork of the Renaissance: paintings, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more. Many of the pieces come from the collection of the Musée de Cluny. The château itself belongs to the category of Renaissance art, due to its origins. Art patron Anne de Montmorency commissioned the castle in the 16th century. An avid collector, he also invited several masters to decorate the house through frescoes and carvings, thus making a fitting home for all the Renaissance art that visitors can wander among today. Put Museum of the Renaissance on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ecouen vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The tour is interesting, but incomplete. Do a guided tour to better know the history of the Castle, and continue on your own to see all the pieces. A suggestion for the Castle, creating a tour especially for drapes, which are beautiful and whose stories are exciting. They are just addressed during the "classic" tour, and we stayed a little on our hungry :-)
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  • August 12, 2017
    Do if you love museums and the Renaissance! They have a great collection otherwise from interested a bit! I love history, but after a while I strongly bored... too bad the castle is beautiful from the outside. So if you take the guided tour for my part I go in the morning and it was only a 2 pm it is damage I would have liked to learn more about the history of the Castle.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Firstly, this castle has a terrace that allows to have an extraordinary perspective. The Castle has a very rich collection. Go ahead it's worth it.
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  • May 1, 2017
    A beautiful chateau offering nice views and some really interesting Renaissance items. Quiet and not overcrowded.
  • December 10, 2016
    Very nice castle (fortress) not a lot of people, price is nice 5 euros for full tariff, and for groups discounts. This place has very reach collections. I really recommend.
  • December 24, 2016
    Beautiful calm and quite place 15 mins drive from saint denis
  • June 18, 2017
    Beautiful building, nice collectio
  • July 27, 2016
    The visit is very pleasant. The architecture and the view from the terrasse are remarkable

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