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Château de Meslay

Castle, Historic site and monument in Meslay
From :  5 Full-fare
  • The Château de Meslay was built for Jean François de La Porte (farmer-general for 50 years and close to Cardinal de Fleury) during a gigantic construction project that lasted three years: demolition of the old château (where Henri IV stayed during the siege of Vendôme), relocation of the village to its current location, and the creation of a cotton fabric factory that was sold all the way to the Court in Versailles. In the château, visitors will discover the magnificent reception rooms with...
    The Château de Meslay was built for Jean François de La Porte (farmer-general for 50 years and close to Cardinal de Fleury) during a gigantic construction project that lasted three years: demolition of the old château (where Henri IV stayed during the siege of Vendôme), relocation of the village to its current location, and the creation of a cotton fabric factory that was sold all the way to the Court in Versailles. In the château, visitors will discover the magnificent reception rooms with their exceptional family furniture, a rare gnomon (solar calendar) inlaid on the parquet floor and 400 m² of spectacular vaulted cellar kitchens. Film, video, sound and holograms will punctuate your visit. In addition to the magnificent site of the castle's terrace, the outbuildings are visitable.
    A complete visit of the outsides (with a guided document) enable the public to discover the magnificent site of the castle's terrace, its century-old hedges overlooking the Loir valley and the park. In the outbuildings, visitors can see how the estate functioned in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the complete dovecote (revolving ladder and stone bolts), the press room and its 17th century stone apple crusher, the saddlery with its harnesses bearing the family numbers, as well as an important family collection of horse-drawn carriages signed by the greatest coachbuilders of the time. All the objects presented (more than a thousand) come from the family collection of the castle. A film shows the history of the châteaux and of the 11 generations that have lived there since 1719.
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  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
  • Documentation
Services
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Screening room
    • Wifi
    • Bike racks
  • Services
    • Boutique
Rates
Payment methods
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Debit cards
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    From 9 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 7 €
  • Child rate
    From 5 €
  • Adult
    From 5 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 4 €
  • Child rate
    From 2 €
  • Family Discount rate
  • Group rate
  • Adult
    From 9 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 7 €
  • Child rate
    From 5 €
  • Adult
    From 5 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 4 €
  • Child rate
    From 2 €
  • Family Discount rate
  • Group rate
Openings
  • From June 15, 2022
    until September 15, 2022
  • From June 15, 2023
    until September 15, 2023
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • * The Château de Meslay (listed building) is an elegant residence built in 1732 by the architect Jules Michel Hardouin. The guided tour of the castle and the free visit of the outbuildings allow you to enter into the intimacy of a prestigious family that has lived there for 11 generations.
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • * The Château de Meslay (listed building) is an elegant residence built in 1732 by the architect Jules Michel Hardouin. The guided tour of the castle and the free visit of the outbuildings allow you to enter into the intimacy of a prestigious family that has lived there for 11 generations.