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Balzac Museum

////// From 21 July 2021, in accordance with government announcements, access to the Balzac Museum requires the presentation of a health certificate.

  • Certificate of negative PCR or antigenic test less than 48 hours old with QR Code.
  • Positive test certificate of at least 15 days and less than 6 months with QR Code.
  • Complete vaccination certificate with QR Code.

The conformity of the certificate will be checked at the entrance according to the sanitary rules in force.

COVID-19 Informations /// 


Welcome to the official Balzac Museum website !

Website hosted on, the website dedicated to the novel Le Lys dans la vallée.
Honoré de Balzac was one of the great writers of the first half of the 19th century. Throughout his life, he remained faithful to his native soil, Touraine. From 1825 to 1848, he paid regular visits to Jean Margonne, a friend of his parents, at Château de Saché. There, far removed from the bustle of Parisian life and his financial worries, the writer found the silence and austerity that enabled him to work between twelve and sixteen hours a day. Le Père Goriot, Louis Lambert, César Birotteau and Illusions Perdues were all partly written there. Saché also served as a source of inspiration for Balzac, who set his novel Le Lys dans la Vallée in the idyllic surroundings of the Indre Valley.
37190 Saché - France - Phone number : 00 33 (0)2 47 26 86 50 - Email : museebalzac[@]
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