Rendez-vous at the Château of Chareil-Cintrat

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Pascal Lemaître

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Pascal Lemaître

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Pascal Lemaître

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Pascal Lemaître

Rendez-vous at the Château of Chareil-Cintrat Château de Chareil-Cintrat 03140 Chareil-Cintrat fr

Magnificent sculpted and painted decorations from the Renaissance

Built in the 16th century, this Château in the Bourbonnais region (Auvergne) has a sculpted interior decoration characteristic of the second French Renaissance. All the rooms are decorated with murals from 1560-1570 taking inspiration from classical art. They depict mythological and astronomical themes.

Outside of the château, the tour continues freely in the repository of ancient vinesfrom Chareil and Saint-Pourçain vineyards.

Access

  • Near
    the main road between Bourges and Lyon to the
    east, 37 km north-east of Vichy
  • From
    Bourges or Lyon:
    RN7 as far as D46, Saint-Pourçain, then D987
  • From
    Clermont-Ferrand:
    A71, exit 12 towards Gannat, then RN9 towards Saint-Pourçain, then D987

Contact

Château de Chareil-Cintrat
03140 Chareil