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CHATEAU-MUSEE DE GIEN. CHASSE, HISTOIRE ET NATURE EN VAL DE LOIRE.

GIEN - 45
from 8€ /pers.

Monument

The château was built at the end of the 15th century by Anne de Beaujeu, eldest daughter of Louis XI and regent of France, on the site of a medieval fortress where Joan of Arc may have stayed. The architecture of the Château de Gien is characteristic of the beginning of the French Renaissance. Unfortunately, the interior was treated badly due to its various uses (sub-prefecture, court of law, prison).

Museum

A descendant of a keen hunter and a falconry enthusiast herself, a place to practise hunting was required by the countess, Anne de Beaujeu, eldest daughter of Louis XI. She also had the royal château built, in a strategic location between the region of Sologne, rich with game, and the forest of Orléans. With its towers and turrets forming bold silhouettes, and its polychrome brick and stone architecture, the structure foreshadowed the French Renaissance. Changing from administrative building to prison in turn, the Château de Gien became the International Museum of Hunting in 1952 and remains so to this day. With approximately 10,000 objects and works of art, the collection retraces the history of hunting and the development of techniques.

Languages spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
Document languages
  • English
  • French
Themes of the site
  • Palace
Site categories
  • Listed or registered
Architectural styles
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
Museum themes
  • Decorative arts
  • Environment and nature
  • Fine arts
  • Folk art and traditions
  • History
  • Hunting
Museum categories
  • Musées de France
Prices
Annual subscription pass Abonnement annuel musée at € 18
Child rate Tarif enfant musée at € 5
Discount rate Tarif étudiant musée at € 5
Full adult price Tarif adulte musée at € 8
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Cash
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Visa
Individual visits
  • Continuous unaccompanied
  • Guided visits on request
  • Average duration: 1h30
Languages of the visit
  • Visit: French, English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Facilities
  • Parking
Services
  • Interactive point
  • Shop
Activities
  • Activities
  • Junior workshop
  • Temporary exhibitions
Access
  • Motorway 14 km
  • Road (national / departmental) 0 km
  • Road (national / departmental) 7 km
Location
  • In town 0 km
Information
  • Groups welcome (from 15 to 25 people)
  • Left luggage
  • Pets not allowed
  • Rental space

CHATEAU-MUSEE DE GIEN. CHASSE, HISTOIRE ET NATURE EN VAL DE LOIRE.

Place du château
45500, GIEN
France
Itinerary
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