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Balzac Museum - Saché castle
Rue du Château, 37190 Saché Route Planner
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Jul-Aug: 10am-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 10am-6pm; rest of year: daily except Tue 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec

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A haven of peace and quiet, this modest medieval castle, remodelled from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, became a comfortable country house in the 19C. A regular guest at Saché, Honoré de Balzac mentioned the castle in his works, in particular in the Lily in the Valley. The house, set in extensive, romantic grounds, is now a museum devoted to the great writer.

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