Château d'Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux, Oiron

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#3 of 19 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Packing in many historical references, the Château d'Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux has stood the test of time.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 my trip to Oiron with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • 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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  • Good visit monument rather well maintained flat single overall would be nice to put a sign with a sense of visit
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  • We approached this symmetrical, beautiful castle through a grassed area. Nothing could have prepared us for what was in store it was built in XV!th century. Since 1993 it has changing contemporary art...  more »
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  • Very interesting combination of old castle and unusual modern art. They actually work well together.
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  • 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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  • 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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