Thursday, August 01, 2013


Sache is a small chateau whose claim to fame is Honore de Balzac.  He didn't own the house, he just visited often, using it as a place of retreat to write.  The house is used as part museum and part art gallery.  There is little of Balzac here, except for a small room with several of his handwritten manuscripts.  It does give an overview of his life, though.
Soapstone stove in the dining room.

The chateau from the gardens.

The grand salon.

Alliums in the garden.

A huge oak tree had fallen and was in the process of being cut up for use.


Balzac as seen through the eyes of Rodin.
Sache is one of those places we would probably never have visited except it was included, at a discount, when we visited Azay-le-Rideau.  Several lesser known historical houses use this method of increasing the number of visitors they receive.  It worked with us!

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