Discover the Château of Oiron

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

Discover the Château of Oiron 79100 Oiron fr

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

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