Chateau de Meung sur Loire, Meung-sur-Loire

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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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  • A castle very well put in value by the visit and sets. We can come back for different times of the year with pleasure and rediscover the places.
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  • Tour calleche, presence of Santa Claus, neon makeup in the dark fir trees from... In short, we are not bored and it was great! I loved mystery boxes.
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  • Very interesting and quirky on of the best Chateaux we saw on our visit. It could do with a little TLC but also it is very old. Loved the Christmas additions, including authentic gingerbread, and surp...  more »
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  • 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
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  • Very nice Castle. You can explore everything with a well-made booklet, in which all prima is declared, on your own. No leader, no mass processing. The tour goes up to the attic and down in the cellar. There's a well-crafted all-round video projection (only in French). Very beautiful castle garden. With a little luck, just market is in place. Then you can have a picnic there just fine.
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  • 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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