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“Totally disappointed”

Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Sache
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Honore de Balzac was one of the great writers of the first half of the 19th century. Throughout his life, he remained faithful to his native soil, Touraine. From 1825 to 1848, he paid regular visits to Jean Margonne, a friend of his parents, at Chateau de Sache. There, far removed from the bustle of Parisian life and his financial worries, the writer found the silence and austerity that enabled him to work between twelve and sixteen hours a day. Le Pere Goriot, Louis Lambert, Cesar Birotteau and Illusions Perdues were all partly written there. Sache also served as a source of inspiration for Balzac, who set his novel Le Lys dans la Vallee in the idyllic surroundings of the Indre Valley.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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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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 in various languages. We did not feel we missed out because we were not French speakers or readers. As others have pointed out there is always a friendly member of staff to answer any questions. There is also a shop, some tables and chairs outside to enjoy a drink bought at the chateau or for a picnic and the gardens are worth walking around. We passed a very enjoyable leisurely morning here with very few other tourists but judging by the book in the video room it is visited by tourists from all over the world. We were so glad we went.

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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.

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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 on hand to offer additional explanations. Nice bookshop too.

Thank ParisandVenice
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