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. Using our world travel planner, Ecouen attractions like Museum of the Renaissance can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Unfortunately, this museum seems to be neglected by the public, but it is well a national museum with a rich collection of artefacts to a large part of the Renaissance. Very nice astrolabe, beautiful ceramics, "ship" of Charles Quint... The castle in him even has been restored and is beautiful. The only complaint would be closed between 12: 00 and 14:00. Otherwise, worth the visit.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • A beautiful chateau offering nice views and some really interesting Renaissance items. Quiet and not overcrowded.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful calm and quite place 15 mins drive from saint denis
  • Beautiful building, nice collectio
  • The visit is very pleasant. The architecture and the view from the terrasse are remarkable

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