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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.

Opening times
From to
Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Monday from 10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 18:00
Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00
Friday from 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00
Days closedTuesday
Opening daysSunday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Jours fériés
From to
Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:30
Monday from 13:30 to 17:30
Wednesday from 13:30 to 17:30
Thursday from 13:30 to 17:30
Friday from 13:30 to 17:30
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:30
Days closedTuesday
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Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
Document languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
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 at € 18
Child rate at € 6
Child rate Tarif enfant musée at € 5
Discount rate at € 6
Full adult price at € 10
Full adult price Tarif adulte musée at € 8
Other rates at € 5
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
Facilities
  • Film projection room
  • Meeting room
  • 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
  • Railway station 1 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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