CHÂTEAU DE SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
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The first construction of this castle dates back to the early Middle Ages. At the very end of the 14th century, Guy de La Trémoïlle had a vast keep built, surrounded by four circular towers. The castle was then redesigned and embellished by Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, minister of Henri IV, who acquired it in 1602. A replica of the tomb of Sully and his second wife, Rachel de Cochefilet, is located on the ground floor of the keep. In this castle, Sully came mainly to spend his retirement after the assassination of Henry IV. He wrote and printed his memoirs here. The collections (furniture, paintings, engravings, decorative arts) allow visitors to discover the era of "good King Henry", whose memory remains attached to this castle. The Psyche hanging, presented in the rooms refurbished in 2007, is a set of six 17th century tapestries telling the story of this goddess whose beauty surpassed that of Venus. The second floor will seduce you with its covered way (the horizon is about ten kilometers away) and its imposing frame with period beams. Illuminated in the evening, the castle, property of the Loiret Departmental Council, is surrounded by a park and bordered by the Loire. As for the programme, the castle comes alive every year with unmissable events. And, in the meantime, you can benefit from the novelties: visit of the unusual parts of the castle with "Investigation in the castle", visit with the lanterns, theatrical visit for the groups, among others.
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Opening hours -February 1 to April 30 and October 1 to December 31: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, closed Mondays. Open on weekends from 10am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.Guided tour every day at 3 pm.-From May 1st to June 30th and from September 1st to 30th : from 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays (except on public holidays) Guided tour every day at 2:30 pm and 4 pm.-From July 1st to August 31st, open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.Guided tour every day at 11am, 2:30pm and 4pm.-Annual closing in January and on December 25.-Last admission 30 minutes before closing.Admission fees -Self-guided tour: full price 8 € (from 18 years old), reduced price 5 € (from 6 to 17 years old or students up to 25 years old; disabled persons on presentation of the disability card and their companion), free for children under 6 years old.-Guided tour: full price 10 € (from 18 years old), reduced price 6 € (from 6 to 17 years old or students up to 25 years old; disabled persons on presentation of the disability card and their companion), free for children under 6 years old.-Family (2 adults + 2 children over 6 years old) : 22 €.-Pass card (nominative, valid for 1 year, unlimited entry) : 18 €.
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