This magnificent château built in the 16th and 17th centuries and situated in a beautiful leafy setting is an absolute must see attraction in northern Deux-Sèvres. As you walk up the main drive, the château appears in all its splendour, taking you back to the era when the Gouffier family was given the land at Oiron in 1449 by Charles VII. Madame de Montespan, Louis XIV’s favourite mistress bought it in 1700, followed by a string of different owners until the State took over the château in 1943.
Inside this architectural gem, contemporary art blends harmoniously with the ancient heritage of the listed historic building. It is a lovely place for a family cultural visit. Guided tours are available by prior arrangement. If you prefer an unguided visit, information documents are available in French, English, Spanish, Dutch and German.
Château d'Oiron a series of works of art
How to get to Château d’Oiron by road :
From Saumur : N147 towards Parthenay, then D938 to Thouars, followed by D37 and D64.
From Poitiers : N147 to Loudun, then D759 to Thouars and D64.
From Tours : D751 to Loudun, D759 to Thouars and D64
Discover Deux-Sèvres with Gites de France Deux-Sèvres : Boat trips on the Marais Poitevin, Royal Abbey of Celles-sur-Belle , Marais Poitevin Regional National Park"