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Museum of the Renaissance, Ecouen
(4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A collection of Renaissance quality and exceptionally rich. Provide minimum visit 1 h 30
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  • This castle, which was already superb by its architecture, its dimensions, its rural setting, houses a museum Renaissance that we leave reluctantly. Romantic photos to perfection. Absolutely take the tour!
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  • As part of a cultural outing organized by the association of the friends of the library of Luce (28), we are visiting the castle of Écouen, home of Anne de Montmorency, friend of François Ier. The tour was guided by Anais which I admired the memory, vast knowledge and kindness while we discover the most interesting parts of the Museum. These 2 h made us travel in time among a beautiful items of silverware, painted leather, hangings, enamels, the pavements, statues... and we have allowed to forget the incessant Broom of the planes overhead. 33 of the 36 rooms were open, unfortunately we couldn't spend more time. We are back!
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  • The visit is very pleasant. The architecture and the view from the terrasse are remarkable
  • Another beautiful castle and cool museum, free for EU citizens under 26
  • Very nice Museum and Castle. I invite you to visit. Castle very well renovated and maintained. Friendly staff. Worth a look
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  • We have come to take pictures with a married couple who had a written authorization, we could not go further than the driveway paved in front of the Castle. The guardian of the entrance really wasn't cooperative or friendly.
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  • Beautiful discovery days heritage 2016. Beautiful building and collections.
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