Unaccompanied tour at musée Balzac, © Stevens Frémont.


Unaccompanied tour

You can use our materials (FR, ENG, DE) to visit the Balzac Museum without a guide. Room pamphlets are also available throughout the visitor experience (FR, ENG, DE).

Guided tour

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.).

Booking is required fo guided tours in english. 


  Duration : 20 minutes to one hour


Château de Saché dining room, © Stevens Frémont


Balzac siesta at the Balzac Museum, © Stevens Frémont

What's on

The museum's activities introduce visitors to another side of Balzac's life and work: Balzac siestas, literary walks, sculpture workshops etc. Please see the news to see what's on when you plan to visit.