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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé
    Château of Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux - Deux-Sèvres (79) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    Château of Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux - Deux-Sèvres (79) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    Château of Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux - Deux-Sèvres (79) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
    Château of Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux - Deux-Sèvres (79) - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
    Château of Oiron, Centre des monuments nationaux - Deux-Sèvres (79) - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

    Rendez-vous at the Château of Oiron

    This unique château houses a marvellous collection of art and curiosities

    This castle was one of the great Châteaux of the Loire built by the high dignitaries of the kingdom. It was constructed in the 16th century to house the large collection of paintings and objets d’art of Claude Gouffier, chief equerry to Henri II. The sumptuous decorations and an exceptional gallery of Renaissance paintings in the style of the Fontainebleau school are complemented by fine, carved and painted panelling.

    The Château is now home to Curios and Mirabilia, a remarkable collection of contemporary art and curiosities. 

    Reception

    Subject to modification.

    Open

    • 1st June to 30th September: from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
    • 1st October to 31st May: from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    • Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

    Closed

    • 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December

    Accessibility

    • Number of floors visited during tour: 2

    Tours

    • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, Dutch

    • Reservations: 1 week
    Duration: 1 hr 30 min

    • Guided tour: French

    • Reservations: 1 week
    Duration: 1 hr 30 min

    Facilities

    • Seating available during the tour and in park
    • Lavatories
    • Gift shop
    • Parking for coaches 50 m
    • Function room rental

    Rates

    • Adults: 7,50 €
    • Concessions: 4,50 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
      Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups
    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 6 €

    Access

    • Main road between Angers and Poitiers, 40 km to the south of Saumur and 43 km north-west of Poitiers
    • From Saumur: RN147, Montreuil-Bellay then D938, Thouars then D377
    • From Poitiers: RN147, Thouars then D18 and D37 then D64

    Contact

    Château d’Oiron
    79100 Oiron
    Tel: (33) (0)5 49 96 51 25
    Tel: (33) (0)5 49 96 57 42 - Fax: (33) (0)5 49 96 52 56

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, Metropolitan France, 79-Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, Castle - Château
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