Château d'Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux, Oiron

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Deux-Sevres
Packing in many historical references, the Château d'Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux has stood the test of time.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 Château d'Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux 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 Château d'Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux is dedicated to contemporary art and has been given the tag of monument historique in 1923. Plan to visit Château d'Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux during your Oiron vacation using our convenient Oiron tour planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Superb Castle to the painted ceilings. Many rooms are accessible to the public, the frame can be visited. An exhibition of modern art enriches the places. A great family visit which we came out happy. Allow between 1 and 2 hours of visit to enjoy all.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Located outside the traditional paths of the castles of the Loire. This castle is worth a detour when we see him from the road it is superb, it dates back to the 17th century. The particularity of this castle like no other is that it combines history, contemporary art, the supernatural, the strange originally there is the will to recreate a cabinet of curiosities in the spirit of the Renaissance. There are strange animals, monsters and the famous Cockatrice a monster that has haunted the moat of the Castle. Regarding contemporary art he must say them is so-called works are sometimes surprising see confusing. "" And I find it hard to understand what that we call a work and that for me is a delirium of "artist" the treasure of this castle is his gallery or 15 murals trace the war of Troy and the Aeneid. At the entrance a little note helps you understand these masterpieces; (Bravo for this initiative) See also the magnificent ceilings and the Royal as well as another room, richly decorated room a little too can be in short, we're bored, we discover, we are surprised that out of the ordinary it is really to see
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  • August 10, 2017
    Very original visit: this castle houses a contemporary art exhibition. You see, if the works "speak you". One caveat: should clarify the meaning of the visits (part numbers and signs "meaning of visit).
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  • June 12, 2017
    Entertaining
  • June 28, 2012
    Superb.
  • August 22, 2017
    5 stars for the Castle, it is a very well preserved, very large building for its position. I was pleasantly surprised by this castle. But I put 1 star for the exhibition of modern art that fits quite well in the frame and ruining most of the parts of the Castle. A visit to the empty Castle would have been nicer.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great, we return with even more pleasure to the castle of Oiron... subtle and joyful mix of modern and old... Each piece deliver you new surprises... A visit without moderation... It's too bad that this castle is not better known.
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  • August 1, 2017
    The castle is beautiful... from the outside! The Interior is completely dedicated to exhibitions, except 1 or 2 pieces. In short, visit a showroom to the appearance of the Castle, which is a shame (to me) for a magnificent castle that should be restore. The rare appearance of the Castle, on the inside, which can be observed gives an idea of the beauty that this place should present and for an amateur, it disappoints.
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