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The castle of Meung is a digest of French architecture's history from the Middle Ages to the Classical era.

 

12th century towers match the ruins of the Manassès castle. This defensive nature of the fortified castle, changed in the 16th century, is smoothed out in the 18th century on the west facade of the castle and thus on the eve of the Revolution, becomes a small Versailles. Today, this dual-facade castle lets us discover some vital elements of the original architecture:

 

  • a storeroom from the beginning of the 13th century
  • a spiral staircase from the 16th century
  • parlors and a Versailles parquet-flooring library from the 18th century
  • a stunning, luxuriously appointed bathroom
  • a turn-of-the 18th century classical chapel by Louis-François Trouard
  • music pavilion attributed to Nicolas Le Camus
  • etc.