Château de Meung-sur-Loire – The Château of Two Faces

Meung-sur-Loire is a small town, which is located between Sologne and the Beauce, near the Loire and 17 km from Orleans.
I am sure that you will be definitely fascinated by the old streets, charming houses and the flower gardens.

Château de Meung-sur-Loire is the largest château after Château de Chambord.
Château de Meung-sur-Loire is the birthplace of the Capetian dynasty and accommodated great names in French history, such as King Francis I, King Louis XI, François Villon and Joan of Arc. The château was also the residence of the bishops of Orleans.
It is said to be “the château of two faces”, due to its classical and medieval facades. The construction of the château started in the 13th century. The original architecture includes a spiral staircase, a storeroom, parlors, a luxurious bathroom and a Versailles parquet-flooring library.
Château de Meung-sur-Loire is the only château in the Loire Valley which has subterranean dungeons. You will find here also various medieval torture instruments.

A 7 hectare park is everything you need to relax. The park is so beautiful!
Did you know that the poet Jacques Dellile was inspired by this park to write these verses?

“Did you thus know these invisible relations,
Inanimate objects and sentient beings?
Have you heard the water, the meadows, the woods,
The eloquent silence and the secret voice?”
Jardins

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15 thoughts on “Château de Meung-sur-Loire – The Château of Two Faces

  1. This is just so uncanny and such a coincidence! We were there right at the beginning of our Easter holiday and your pictures are very similar to mine. What an interesting place! Did you watch the video in the dungeons? We loved our visit and that finished it off quite nicely.

    • We were there in 2012 and it was amazing. We have visited the Loire Valley and we fell in love with the castles and beautiful gardens.
      Yes, I watched the video too. I was quite impressed by these dungeons 🙂

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