The Loire Valley Sights

Château de Meung

  • 16 pl. du Martroi Map It
  • Meung-sur-Loire
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

From the middle of the 12th century until late in the 18th, this château served mainly as the country seat of the bishops of Orléans, although in 1429 Lord Salisbury used it as his headquarters during the Siege of Orléans. Château de Meung was sold after the French Revolution and stood derelict for years before private restoration began in the 1970s. It has since been furnished with a diverse collection of artifacts that range from age-old antiques to weaponry (the latter run the gamut from medieval crossbows to World War II submachine guns). The most unexpected parts of the hour-long tour are the underground dungeons, chapel, and torture chamber.

Sight Information

Address:

16 pl. du Martroi, Meung-sur-Loire, 45130, France

Map It

Phone:

/02–38–44–36–47

Sight Details:

  • €8.50
  • Mar., Apr., Nov., and Dec., weekends 2–6; May, Sept., and Oct., Tues.–Sun. 2–6; June–Aug., Tues.–Sun. 10–7

Published 06/25/2015

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