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Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache

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Fabuleux - super!

Great visit with our 2 kids (10&12). They loved what the staff has worked out. We spent way longer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katrien V
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A fascinating testimony to the life, times and writings of Balzac

6 kms from the château of Azay le Rideau in Indre-et-Loire, the château de Saché will hold appeal... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Teresa D
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Honore de Balzac was one of the great writers of the first half of the 19th century. Throughout his life, he remained faithful to his native soil, Touraine. From 1825 to 1848, he paid regular visits to Jean Margonne, a friend of his parents, at...more
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Rue du Chateau, 37190 Sache, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit with our 2 kids (10&12). They loved what the staff has worked out. We spent way longer then we thought, but it’s so much fun and interactive. Recently added for the kids - not to be missed!

Thank Katrien V
museebalzac, Référent communication at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review, we feel honored to bring you such emotion during your visit. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Touraine. Best regards, The Musee Balzac staff

Reviewed June 19, 2018

6 kms from the château of Azay le Rideau in Indre-et-Loire, the château de Saché will hold appeal not only to those who admire the writings of that literary giant, Honoré de Balzac - the writer spent 7 summers between 1830 and 1837 writing his...More

Thank Teresa D
museebalzac, Chargée de communication at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you very much for your review, we feel honored to bring you such emotion during your visit. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Touraine. Best regards, The Musee Balzac staff

Reviewed May 20, 2017

We didn't realise that Balzac had such a vast output (91 novels! ) and such bad taste in wallpaper. We decided we must read Le Lys du Vallee when we get home as it is set in this part of France, but La Comedie Humaine...More

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museebalzac, chargé de l'e-reputation at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you for your comment! Indeed, it takes several years to achieve the reading of The Human comedy... When you finish, you can start reading Balzac's others works (articles, theater plays, treaties, tales...)! :-)

Reviewed May 16, 2017

This is much more interesting than his house in Paris. He spent a lot of time here, as a guest, which did not prevent him from bad-mouthing his hosts, repeatedly... Here, in the small room upstairs, he wrote and edited several books, including Le Pere...More

Thank Oliver S
museebalzac, chargé de l'e-reputation at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you really for this kind advice. The museum is indeed located in a very peaceful place... One can reach the village by car, by taxi, or bicycle from Azay-Le-Rideau (with it's train station) !

Reviewed September 19, 2016

A bit out of the way. Nice strucrure. It as the home of Balzac. Didn't go in as we did not have that much time and were riding our bikes to our final destination. Not much to see outside.

Thank JimW551
museebalzac, Chargé de l'e-reputation at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2017

Thank you for your comment. The park evokes the romantic atmosphere described by Balzac in his novel "The lily in the valley" (the story takes place in the village of Saché). We have recently displayed several notice boards to explain the landscape outside...

Reviewed August 20, 2016

This Balzac museum is beautifully kept and feels like a lovely home.There are some exquisite touches for example the trompe-l'oeil wallpaper in the large living room , the lovely dining room and of course his bedroom which he just seems to have vacated.Really lovely.

Thank glyn l
museebalzac, Chargé de l'e-reputation at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment !

Reviewed June 15, 2016

More a stately home than a "royal" chateau, a visit to Musee Balzac provides an interesting break from the opulence of many of the surrounding chateaux. The association with Balzac and the excellent exhibits including the Rodin sculptures provides some incites into this French literary...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Located in the Sache Chateau this is worth a visit to anyone who has read Balzac. Beautiful Chateau, simple but elegant. Lovely grounds and staff. Sit in the garden and listen to the birds in the nearby forest! Minutes from Azay le Rideau.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are interested in Balzac at all, this is an interesting museum to learn more about his work and life. There was a also an art exhibit featuring him as a theme, which I did not care for as much.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This house, beautifully renovated, reveals the impact of Touraine on Balzac ´s creation. A big part of La comedie Humaine was written here, or inspired by people and sceniry of this delicious green area. The guide is excellent. La demeure, joliment renovee, revele l'influence des...More

Thank Stephanie D
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The museum is situated in a quite isolated village. The only way to come is taking a taxi from Tours or Azay-le-Rideau (there are train stations there). In summer, it is possible to rent bicycles in Azay-le-Rideau (10 kms... More
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