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Musee Balzac

Chateau de Sache, 37190 Sache, France
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Sache
Type: Museums
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Los Altos, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are interested in Balzac at all, this is an interesting museum to learn more about his work and life. There was a also an art exhibit featuring him as a theme, which I did not care for as much.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A beautiful building and a fascinating look into the life of this famous writer. Well worth a visit if you are visiting that area.

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Orange Park, Florida
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117 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Unless you are French, you will be lost in translation. You only get a pamphlet that is very hard to follow through the house. Don't waste your 5 Euros or time going here. The grounds were simple but nice. Least favorite of the Chateaus.

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Portsmouth, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My husband and I have both read Balzac - he much more than I - so we had an interest in this museum. It turned out to be a delight and one of the best value visits made in the Loire Valley. It is €5 to enter and in every room there is a huge amount of information on cards... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Review your Balzac and you will enjoy this beautifully curated museum and chateau with the extra gift of a beautiful studio dedicated to Rodin's creation of his famous and famously misunderstood statue of Balzac. Pretty grounds. Not a lot of tourists made it a lovely break from the overcrowded and commercialized chateaus. Nice bookshop.

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Paris, France
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26 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

If you have forgotten most of what you read as a student, this is the place : the chateau where he wrote most of his books has been turned into a museum with lots of pleasantly arranged explanations on the writer, his influences, his life. It is complete with his study, and bed. A very nice young lady guide is... More

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