Musée national de la Renaissance

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The Château which today houses the National Museum of the Renaissance was built between 1538 and 1555 as commanded by Anne de Montmorency, an extremely wealthy and influential adviser to François the First, king of France, and Grandmaster of the King's estate and army. Today, as well as offering the opportunity to observe this impressive example of 16th-century architecture, the museum displays collections of artistic works including paintings, sculpture, textiles, furniture, and metalwork. Visitors can also peruse the bookshop, stroll through the museum's park, or enjoy organ concerts offered at 3p and 4p each Saturday afternoon. Concerts and entrance to the museum, park, and store are free of charge, but there is a fee for guided tours. Open hours are slightly longer during summer months, throughout the year in the park, and in the bookshop.

Location:  Rue Jean Bullant

Business hours:  Summer - Mo 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Summer - Mo 2:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m., Summer - We-Su 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Summer - We-Su 2:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m., Winter - Mo 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Winter - Mo 2:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Winter - We-Su 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Winter - We-Su 2:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.