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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  • Excellent reconstruction of our past that is fun for all. The impressive underground in the attic, everything is excellent: literature, clothing, furniture, utensils of daily life, many objects now obsolete but very evocative. Visit absolutely even if the price of entry is high.
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  • Really beautiful stagings, a well-maintained Castle and details of quality! We enjoyed the exteriors and costumes. A very family castle that is worth trying :) Nice little terror in the underground ones very tortuous and where video animation can surprise!
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  • This Chateau is probably less well known than the main ones in the Loire Valley but it is nonetheless extremely interesting. It's very large and you can visit extensive parts of it (from cellar all th...  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
  • Beautiful Chateau
  • 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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