Loire Valley Chateaux

Château de Meslay

MESLAY

About

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. The Château

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.

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.

  • Spoken languages

    French, English

  • Duration

    01h45

Useful information

Capacity

  • Groups 50 max person(s)
  • Equipments
    • Shop
    • Parking
    • Film projection room
  • Services
    • Bicycle parking
  • Type(s) of visit
    • Free tour
  • Ticket office closing time
    • 17h

Tarifs et paiement

Payment methods :
Debit cards
Cheques
Holiday vouchers
Cash
  • Full adult price 9.50€
  • Child rate 5€
  • Full adult price 5.50€
  • Discount rate 4.50€
  • Discount rate 8€
  • Child rate 2€

Contact and access

Château de Meslay
19 Allée du Château
41100 MESLAY
02 54 89 50 42 Site internet