Château de Meillant

Meillant, France

The well-preserved Château de Meillant was built for Charles d’Amboise in 1510 by Italian craftsmen. It represents a fine composition of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture. The château is dominated by the Lion’s Tower, an octagonal three-storey staircase tower.

Other highlights of the visit include the château’s graceful chapel and its surrounding grounds. The plainer west facade, mirrored in a moat, dates from the early 1300s.

References:
  • Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley. 2007

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Founded: 1510
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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www.chateau-de-meillant.com

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Jane Etherton dite Madame Thermomix (14 months ago)
Fabulous château with a flamboyant Gothic tower and lovely grounds. Safe, social distance guided tour takes one hour. The owner is a Marquis and still lives in the castle. Just delightful!
Vi Tor (16 months ago)
Really good experience
Romain Blanchard (2 years ago)
Well maintained castle and gardens. The guided tour was informative and lasted no more than 45 min which makes it suitable for children under 3. The gardens make for a lovely picnic area in a picturesque setting. Riddle sheet available for children from the reception. Tea, coffee and homemade muffins from the café across the street were also really good. Highly recommended.
Chris Binns (2 years ago)
Nice place, limited car parking, tour of the house only in French.
Lorent Lorent (3 years ago)
Beau château, petit mais bien meublé, des oeuvres et tableau intéressant. Toutes fois attention car beaucoup de meubles ne sont pas d'époque, genre et réplique. La visite n'est pas animé, l'histoire n'a pas ça place, trop courte et rapide.... Cela gâche tous.
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