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Sully, a fortress of secrets

With a history which is as impressive as the building itself, the Château de Sully-sur-Loire has played host to numerous famous characters over the centuries and has undergone many periods of upheaval. Head back into the heart of history in this evening event at the castle. 17, 24 and 31 July and 7 and 14 August 2016.© Château de Sully-sur-Loire

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CHATEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE

Built at the end of the 14th century on the banks of the Loire, the Château of Sully is the eastern doorway into the Loire Valley. The Château is a true medieval fortress that was first classified as a Historical Monument in 1928. It maintains its singular appearance thanks to its wide moats (still filled with water), a massive keep and high towers with pepper-pot roofs.

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HIDDEN TREASURE

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DESTINY OF THE CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE

A mysterious construction

The Château of Sully is located at the crossing of several routes: three overland, and one by river. Because it was created to merely serve as a trading center between Sologne and Berry, the exact dates of its construction are a mystery.

It was not until the year 1000 that the existence of a château in Sully became known, along with the Maison des Seigneurs of Sully. Even then, several points remained unclear: what precisely were the plans? Where was the château located?

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ESSENTIALS

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Visit of the Château of Sully-sur-Loire

In the apartments of the Duke of Sully

The visit of the Château of Sully-sur-Loire begins with:
- the tomb room (containing the bones of the Duke of Sully and his wife)
- two rooms of originally medieval proportions (14th century): statue of the Duke of Sully, original decorations (fireplace, window openings, beam) and thirteen portraits of the members of his family

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