Chateau d'Oiron, Oiron

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#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Deux-Sevres
Packing in many historical references, the Chateau d'Oiron has stood the test of time. Originating in the 15th century, this magnificent chateau was once the home of Madame de Montespan, King Louis XIV’s mistress. The Chateau d'Oiron also finds its place in the classic Charles Perrault fairytale Puss in Boots while serving as the home of Touraine’s Governor Guillaume Gouffier. Now housing a museum with a vast collection of exhibits, the Chateau d'Oiron is dedicated to contemporary art and has been given the tag of monument historique in 1923. Plan my trip to Oiron with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Architecturally, nothing to say: I confess that I was amazed to find the same Castle in this small village of Oiron (charming Moreover), lost to the confines of two Sèvres... But my wonder stop there: the castle is almost empty and can be visited in around an hour... for €9 per adult when even!... (while for €15 you can spend 10 times more time at the Louvre and see 100 times more works and exciting objects. Why not use this beautiful monument to furnish it with some of the thousands of parts that sleep in the reserves of the national furniture? and why not also organize different exhibitions each year? This would have at least the merit to occupy the staff that looks well bored a little because it has nothing to do!... Another example of waste of public money.
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  • You wouldn't expect a 16th century chateau to be a great setting for modern art, but here the combination is a great success. One approaches the entrance by walking through a small park full of specta...  more »
  • Since a long time my passion for castles made me do a lot of detour to dwell and complete my photo album. I was very disappointed in this one. Why combine authentic modern art (is-says in passing without any interest)! In addition a concert (or rather a repetition of notes) has closed access to this room.
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  • Very interesting combination of old castle and unusual modern art. They actually work well together.
  • Nice with historical information about the town
  • Entertaining
  • Superb.
  • Really great and with the explanations of guide c is 10 times more interesting. Friendly and welcoming staff. Place and interesting history... You think I you Council strongly.
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