Château de Gien

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Château de Gien
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The Château de Gien is a historic manor in Gien, Loiret, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France.

History[edit]

It was built in the 15th century for Anne of France.[1][2] Guests included King Francis I of France, King Henry II of France, Queen consort Catherine de' Medici, King Charles IX of France, Queen consort Anne of Austria and King Louis XIV of France.[2]

It has belonged to the French government since 1823.[2] During World War II, it was bombed in 1940 and later restored.[2] It is home to a museum about hunting.[2]

Architectural significance[edit]

It has been listed as an official monument since 1840.[1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°41′05″N 2°37′55″E / 47.6847°N 2.6319°E / 47.6847; 2.6319