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“A hidden gem! ”

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: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited on the recommendation of friends, and are very glad we did. This is a more immersive experience than most other chateaus in the region, with a chance to have a go at archery and coin stamping outside (great fun!) as well as the feeling of having stepped back in time as you walk through the building.
It was quite an amazing experience, like slipping through time as you moved between the rooms. The kids' attention (7 & 10) was caught and held to a surprising degree, although the younger found the spiral stairs and dungeon a bit scary. Probably not the best site for disabled access, but if you are ok with uneven stairs etc. it is well worth a visit. There is a good gift shop, and clean toilets on site.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SkiMonkeyFamily
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

I loved this chateau. There is no royal glory here. Instead an imaginative presentation of a building giving insight into social history is offered in a folder. In many rooms there is a glass case displaying unusual objects and one is asked to guess their use. The dungeons date back to the 12th century and are very evocative. The oubliet made me shudder. Most of the chateau was last renovated in the 18th century and it needs another injection of capital now. Nevertheless, I will remember the history of bathing displayed here long after the glitz of some other Loire attractions.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

On the way from Blois to Paris, a stopover at Meung sur Loire is offering another example of a nice 12th Century building.

From the visitors gate, we first see the old Middle Ages castle, then the building of a cute 18th Century residential castle.
Both the castle and the church outside the compound are interesting.

Meung-sur-Loire would probably not be the priority destination when visiting Loire river castles, but eventually proved a good stage on our journey.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank JohnPaul2010
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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
Thank TanyaB2672
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