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Address: Chateau de Sache, 37190 Sache, France
Phone Number: (0)247268650
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Very Personal Chateau

This Balzac museum is beautifully kept and feels like a lovely home.There are some exquisite touches for example the trompe-l'oeil wallpaper in the large living room , the lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
glyn l
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Balzac museum is beautifully kept and feels like a lovely home.There are some exquisite touches for example the trompe-l'oeil wallpaper in the large living room , the lovely dining room and of course his bedroom which he just seems to have vacated.Really lovely.

Thank glyn l
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

More a stately home than a "royal" chateau, a visit to Musee Balzac provides an interesting break from the opulence of many of the surrounding chateaux. The association with Balzac and the excellent exhibits including the Rodin sculptures provides some incites into this French literary giant. Very easy to find if you are driving and right near Azay Le Rideau.

Thank Peter A
Southampton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Located in the Sache Chateau this is worth a visit to anyone who has read Balzac. Beautiful Chateau, simple but elegant. Lovely grounds and staff. Sit in the garden and listen to the birds in the nearby forest! Minutes from Azay le Rideau.

Thank 2griff
Los Altos, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank marrunner06
Paris, France
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186 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This house, beautifully renovated, reveals the impact of Touraine on Balzac ´s creation. A big part of La comedie Humaine was written here, or inspired by people and sceniry of this delicious green area. The guide is excellent. La demeure, joliment renovee, revele l'influence des gens ey paysage de la region sur l'oeuvre de Balzac. La guide est formidable

Thank Stephanie D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

Thank truth2tell
Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 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.

Thank ukienomad
Portsmouth, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Jackiepcs
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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.

Thank TJH0828
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 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 

Thank ParisandVenice

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