Presentations and guided tours

presentation or standard guided tours

Learn about the bond between Balzac and the Touraine region, his everyday life in Saché with a presentation of the château's reception rooms (first floor furnished rooms) and the museum's permanent collections during a presentation (20 mins) or guided tour (1 hr). Get an introduction to literary works inspired by Touraine (The Lily of the Valley, The Vicar of Tours etc.) and books written in Saché (Father Goriot, Lost Illusions etc.).

Max. 25 ppl per group. Groups with more than 25 people will be split into two groups with one group starting their tour 15 minutes before the other.

Duration: 20 minutes-1 hour (subject to group requirements).

Price: 6 € per person / group rate 5 € per person min. group size: 15 ppl

PRESENTATION or THEMED GUIDED TOUR

The Balzac Museum tour guides provide a variety of presentations (20 mins) and themed tours (1 hr) to introduce another side of Balzac's work and the museum's collection:

  • Balzac in Saché, château life in the 1830s*
  • The Lily of the Valley
  • Balzac, from manuscript to print
  • Balzac and travel
  • A slice of Balzac countryside*
  • Heritage tour (collections and conservation)*
  • Balzac, a women's novelist
  • Balzac, interior designer*
  • The Animal Comedy
  • From Balzac to Rodin: art and The Human Comedy

Max. 25 ppl per group. Groups with more than 25 people will be split into two groups with one group starting their tour 15 minutes before the other.

Duration: 20 minutes (presentation) - 1 hour (guided tour).

Price: 8.50 € per person / group rate 7.50 € per person min. group size: 15 ppl

*Themed tours compliment tours and presentations at Château d'Azay-Le-Rideau: 19th Century Château life, From the Renaissance Garden to the Grounds and Botany, Furniture History through the Château Collections, French Heritage e.g. Azay-Le-Rideau.