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 magnificent Castle which was handed to the taste of the day with a splendid collection of different eras objects. The castle in him even a little worn by place (faded plaster, tapestry that gondola...) but we quickly forget the thing because the Castle has as said in the introduction a collection object of any great time and explanations on each object or place very interesting and sometimes even fun. What has the gift to visit educational and attractive. Sub floors of the Castle will help you live a little show sound and light in a captivating atmosphere and very special. The place has really remained in its own juice and allows us to travel through the different periods of occupation of the castle of the Bishops of Orléans! Visit emergency dear readers!
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  • A guide lovely makes you understand the life of another era. It's a nice to do and advise.
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  • Beautiful castle. Fun tour even for children with the little games of Walter the little robot. Odd lots of small windows with puzzles of objects. We discover the Castle as a whole, the attic under the roof the slot field. With a video show in a room under suburban. A absolutely visited. Worth the price and especially with all of the castle of Beaugency. Thanks a lot to the owner of these premises. The visit is very interesting for people like us who do not necessarily have a culture or a strong attraction to the story.
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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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