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    PRACTICAL INFORMATION

    The castel will be open from 30 March to 11 November 2024. 

    As the castel is a private residence, its interior can only be discovered during one of the four guided tours on the day. 

    The grounds and outbuildings are open to the public. 

     

    1 rue d'Uzay le Venon 18200 Meillant - +33 (0)2 48 63 32 05

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    opening days and hours 

    Open every day

    from 30 March to 11 November 

    From 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

     

    Weekends and public holidays, open continuously from 10am to 6pm.

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    guided tours hours

    Architectural tours of the exterior and interior of the chapel and castel - 1h30 :

    Tours depart at 10.15am and 4.15pm. 

     

     

    Tours focusing on the interiors of the chapel and château - 50 min :Tours depart at 2.15pm and 3.15pm. 

     

    Booking recommended.

    rates

    Guided tour

    Full price: 9 euros 

    Reduced rate*: 7 euros

    Children aged 6 to 17 inclusive: 5 euros

    Free: under 6s 

     

    Park visit

    Full price: 6 euros 

    Reduced rate*: €5 

    Children aged 6 to 17 inclusive: €4 

    Free: under 6s 

     

    Group 

    Groups of 20 or more

    guided tour of the château and grounds: 7.5 euros

     

    * Students under 26 / PRM / Jobseekers / PASS Jacques Coeur / PASS Château de Meillant

    PASS Jacques Coeur / PASS Château de Meillant

    Please note!
    The château will be closed to guided tours at 10:15 a.m. on the following days: 

    -Thursday, May 30 
    -Monday June 3
    -Tuesday June 4
    -Wednesday June 5
    -Friday June 7
    -Tuesday June 11
    -Friday June 14 

    You can still visit the park in the morning.
    You can then visit the interior of the château on one of the afternoon guided tours. 

    NEW

    As of this May 18,

    it is now possible to discover the famous

    the famous “Lion Tower”, built in the purest

    “flamboyant Gothic” style. 

     

    But that's not all!

    You'll also enjoy a unique view of the château's grounds, and discover a room with an astonishing fresco...

    A visit brimming with history and mystery.

     

    Please note: the guided tour takes place once a day on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays at

    at 11.45 a.m.

     

    Tour limited to 10 people, aged 12 and over.

    Physical fitness required (117 steps to climb).

     

    Online booking compulsory!

    Prices

    Full price: 12€
    Reduced rate*: 9€ (students under 26, jobseekers, Pass RJC, Pass Château de Meillant)
    Preferential rate*: 7€ (Firefighters, veterans, military personnel, National Education and museums)
    * reduced rate/preferential rate with proof of entitlement 

    Due to a limited number of places,

    we advise you to book your guided tour. 

    You can do this via the link below, by telephone on +33 (0)2 48 63 32 05

    or by email at accueil@chateaudemeillant.fr.

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    Guides and staff will welcome you in French and English and will be on hand to help you find your way around the site.
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    Picnic facilities
    in a dedicated area.
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    Free parking around the château. Helmets, luggage and pushchairs can be left at reception.

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    Photos only permitted

    in the park and outbuildings.

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    Pets allowed
    only in the park and on a lead.
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    You can park your bikes

    outside the château.

    Group visit

    For group visits, please complete the following form. 

    A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking by cheque, bank transfer or cash.

    We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your booking.

    estate plan

    Below is a map of the castel, outbuildings and grounds to help you prepare for your visit.

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    DESIGNER BOUTIQUE

    The Château de Meillant has brought together a number of local creators and craftsmen attached to the château. 

    Art prints, ceramics, leather goods, honey and postcards will let you take a little of Meillant home with you. 

    "A visit well worth the detour. A castle steeped in history, well restored and richly furnished. A quality guided tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide."
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    PASS
    CHÂTEAU DE MEILLANT

    Become a privileged visitor and ambassador of the Castel ! 

    With the Château de Meillant Pass, access the castle grounds at your leisure.

    You'll also benefit from reduced rates on all visits and events during the season.

    At the end of the season, a drinks reception will be held exclusively for Pass holders. 

     

    Price: €20 - Pass nominative, valid for the 2024 season

    Frequently asked questions

    Is it possible to visit the park and the chateau with a lunch break in between?

    Yes, your ticket is valid all day. So you can visit the park in the morning, leave the estate for lunch and then come back for the guided tour (or in reverse order). Make sure you keep your ticket for your second visit.

    Where to eat near the castle?

    You can eat at one of the following addresses, just a few kilometres from Meillant.

     

    In Arpheuilles, 2.5 km away: Le Gal'ton

    In Uzay-le Venon, 6 km away: L'Embuscade

    In Saint-Amand, 6 km away: Restaurant Le 215 - Hôtel Le Noirlac, La Rotonde, L'Amandois

    In Bruère, 10 km away: Auberge de l'Abbaye de Noirlac

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    privatisation 

    The outside of the château can be used for company parties, weddings, car rallies, etc. 

    The inside of the château is for guided tours only.

    location

    1 rue d'Uzay le Venon 

    18200 Meillant 

    Localisation Google Maps

    40min south of Bourges

    10min from Saint-Amand-Montrond

    South of Cher

    On your vacation route between Bourges and Clermont-Ferrand 

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