Chateau de Meung sur Loire, Meung-sur-Loire

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4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
The Château de Meung-sur-Loire is a former castle and episcopal palace in the commune of Meung-sur-Loire in the Loiret département of France.The château, located next to the collegial church, was the country residence of the Bishops of Orléans. It was built and destroyed several times. The oldest still existing parts date from the 12th century and were built by Manassès de Seignelay (bishop from 1207 to 1221). Still standing are the main rectangular plan building, flanked by three towers, a fourth having been destroyed. It was occupied by the English during the Hundred Years' War. The rear façade was rebuilt in the Classical style by Fleuriau d'Armenonville (bishop from 1706 to 1733). Beneath the castle are dungeons, a chapel and various medieval torture instruments, including one used for water torture.It has been listed since 1988 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. It is open to the public.
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  • Be prepared to spend some time here as there are many rooms and plenty of history and objects to enjoy, as well as a brief video in the depths of the chateau - next to the torture chamber. Not particu...  read more »
  • This visit was very nice with a beautiful Sun! Do without hesitation! In addition we came across the costume parade!
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  • Found by accident in a very quiet village, this chateau is well worth a visit as it still has the atmosphere of an ancient building and gives you some idea of what life was like several centuries ago....  read more »
  • Fantastic chateau / castle. Very interesting with authentic furniture and accessories. The English language leaflets were very informative and explained each room in turn. There are some very steep steps to the underground areas which may not be suitable to people with mobility problems. Well worth a visit and I enjoyed it very much.
  • A lovely château
  • Beautiful Chateau
  • Very interesting Castle: more than twenty rooms to visit, each furnished. The construction and the different stages of expansion are well-explained. Life in the epic is well rendered by the facilities and explanatory panels. The mystery objects are educational and all will as well appeal to adults and children. Finally the presenters know their subjects. The visit will take 2 hours taking the time everything read. The admission price is more than suitable.
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  • Very interesting presentation of the old facilities. Good German Guide. Much detailed information on the DS then living at the Court. Unfortunately, the building expires rapidly.
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