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“Chateau Nohan” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of George Sand's House

George Sand's House
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Owner description: George Sand’s house was built at the end of the XVIII century. The great woman writer spent her childhood at Nohant and wrote most of her works in the house, which retains the original furniture and decor. Site with the "Outstanding Garden" label. Open:> 2nd May to 30th June: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 1st July to 31st August: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 1st to 30th September and 1st to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Bolton Lancs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Chateau Nohan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Lovely little house (by Chateau standards) Visits are guided and in French only and at set times so you sometimes have to hang around as only one group at time.Gardens are pretty and you can see the family tombs in the churchyard You do get a leaflet in the appropriate language if you are not French but is is a little sketchy

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fine French Fare!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Located in the quiet, 8-room Aubegre Petite Fadette hotel, the restaurant is a nicely lit room off the hotel's small lobby. The tables are dressed with white table clothes, candles, and flowers. You can order a la cart or choose from two fixed price offerings. We were a party of six and we each enjoyed our meals and the service. Because this is a small, rural area, not many of the servers spoke much English. Luckily, a few of our party knew French, but even if no one did, the language challenge is small. Bon apetite!

Visited September 2011
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Paris, France
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“La maison de George Sand ,Nohant, Berry, France”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

Attending a wedding party in Berry we had the opportunity to visit the beautiful small manor in Nohant ( Indre 36400), where George Sand spent most of her very active life. ( 300 km south of Paris)
The visit was animated by a passionated and highly knowledgeable guide ( in french).It lasted 50 minutes and we learnt quite a lot of details about G Sand life and actions ( in literature, politcs, paintings, music).
The all house is in very good shape , with old funitures, paintings, and an exceptional and well preserved small theater as well as a small puppet theater...
You may become quite emotional entering the room where Fredéric Chopin wrote most of his piano masterpieces.
You also imagine F Lizt or H de Balzac coming and spending few days in this restfull location.
The small village of Nohant is real nice as well.
Close by is Ars Castle, typical Renaissance castle, situated on the top of a small hill.F Chopin doctor was supposed to live there.

We spent one night in a very nice B&B called La Grange, in 36400 Nohant-Vic, Place de L'église ( old roman small church).
Nice rooms, warm welcome from the owner Ms Brahi and excellent breakfeast.

So an highly recommended break in Berry region on your way to South or Center of France,but it may also be the primary goal of your visit .

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Richmond, Virginia
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“walk the road where George Sand's father died”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2010

I visited Nohant a few years back. It was a tremendously moving experience for a Sand lover like myself. I took the bus from la Chatre out to her ancestral home, did the tour (well done, very educational), then rather than waiting for a ride back into town I walked the 4 kilometers or so. As I walked past that fatal row of trees where her father was thrown from his horse, I tried to do what Sand had done on her midnight rides 180 years ago, put herself in his place, relive the moment when her fate, for better and for worse, was sealed forever. Incidentally, my novel, George Sand In Love: Seduced and Betrayed, was just added to the library of Amazon Kindle ebooks. It's a historical, erotic at times, romance that imagines how the most passionate affair of Sand's life, her romance with Aurelien de Seze, could have gone in a different direction.

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Sacramento, California
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“A must-see for readers of George Sand”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2010

Our daughter is a great George Sand fan so we made a pilgrimage to Nohant-Viq to visit the Maison George Sand. The nearby auberge has a marvelous restaurant ((Auberge de la Petite Fadette); the adjoining church has wonderful frescoes and the Maison is fascinating.

The tour is in French but they give you an English printed guide and it's easy to follow along. One of the German tour members with us asked the tour guide to speak more slowly and that was a great help.

Do not miss a walk in the gardens following the tour. They are just marvelous. We also enjoyed a visit to the Chateau at Montpoupon where there is a museum of the hunt (Musée de Venery) that is fascinating.

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