Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, Sache

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Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache is a literary museum in the former residence of French novelist Honoré de Balzac. The modest house, with its courtyard and garden, contains Balzac's writing desk and chair, his turquoise-studded cane by Lecointe, his teakettle, and his coffee pot. The ground floor has a library of the author's manuscripts, original and subsequent editions, illustrations, books annotated and signed by Balzac, books devoted to Balzac, and other books and magazines of the period. Admission to the house is free, but a fee is charged for its temporary exhibitions. Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • The château is not as impressive as some in the area but is well worth a visit. It houses a museum dedicated to the famous French writer Balzac. The information provided is excellent. Grounds are...  more »
  • For fans of Balzac, this is a must. The museum contains some of the furnishings of the house and has great information sheets in several languages. Of particular interest are copies of his...  more »
  • We weren't expecting much when we decided to go to this museum but we were really pleasantly surprised. The house is laid out with rooms set up as either reproductions of the original house or rooms from Balzac's stories. We knew very little about the French author but all the rooms have information cards with English. There are also a few interactive things for kids. Highly recommend a visit.
  • Nice museum with lovely garden.
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