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“A medieval castle, then transformed, which went through the 100 years war”

Chateau de Meung sur Loire
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At the gates of Chambord, from the sophistication of its drawing rooms to its unsettling underground passages, you will be astonished while discovering this private chateau and the illustrious figures who have stayed there.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Built in the 12th century, it was later transformed, occupied by John Talbot during the 100 years war and freed by Joan of Arc ... it served as a prison, the poet François Villon stayed there during the second half of the 15th century .
A tip: check the visiting hours on the WEB
Then, after visiting the collegiate church of Saint Liphard, go to the Café du Commerce

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank phc170
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

Very interesting and quirky on of the best Chateaux we saw on our visit. It could do with a little TLC but also it is very old. Loved the Christmas additions, including authentic gingerbread, and surprise Santa. I would go again just to see what extra surprises they come up with. The owner obviously has a very wonderful sense of humor and cares a lot about about keeping the Chateau interesting for all ages.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

This Chateau is probably less well known than the main ones in the Loire Valley but it is nonetheless extremely interesting. It's very large and you can visit extensive parts of it (from cellar all the way up to the attic), and a lot of very interesting information about life at the time people lived there at different times in history. They also have a specific leaflet and game for children which is really nice. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kath M
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

We cycled from Orleans and this was the first castle we saw. We went in, at 9 euros it was good value for a visit that lasts 2 hours. The owners have recreated scenes from the life at the time when the castle was inhabited, giving some explanations in French of what people would wear, what each room was for and they even had a little light projection video in the "cave"/basement. The grounds are quite beatufil during the Autumn. It is definitely a castle to visit when you are in the Loire valley.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Chiara R
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Be prepared to spend some time here as there are many rooms and plenty of history and objects to enjoy, as well as a brief video in the depths of the chateau - next to the torture chamber. Not particularly suited for infirm or people of limited mobility, it is, however, great for children. There are anachronisms in many of the rooms for children to spot; our adults were hooked on this as some were not obvious. Lovely period costumes, a scary attic, rooms full of interest and in lovely grounds. The leaflet in English was not bad and was certainly a help with some of the more obscure terms on the information outside the rooms. look out for the 'guess the object' features. Well worth the journey and much better than some better-known chateaux.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Geoff_and_Juls
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