The Château de Beaugency
At the heart of the medieval city, the château de Beaugency is a superb example of seigneurial lodgings. Following its closure to the public in 2018, the Château de Beaugency is reinventing itself and will reopen its doors after renovations.
It has been transformed into a Château-Centre d’Art Numérique with multiple vocations: a tourist destination dedicated to heritage and innovation, a space for artistic residencies, a site for transmission and mediation, and a work base for creative teams.
5 good reasons to visit the château de Beaugency
The home seigneurial
Superb example of seigneurial lodging, the castle is successively owned by the lords of Beaugency, the crown of France then the dukes of Orleans in the fourteenth century who will remain owners until the French Revolution.
The medieval garden
Located on the terrace, the medieval garden is set on the old ditches of the medieval castle. It is a reconstruction of the garden of 1524 ordered by Jean de Longueville.
On the ground floor with the main building, it is a true haven of peace. Between the French roses, the vines and the trellis, it is the ideal place to relax and observe the north-eastern facade of the castle.
The Château-Centre d’Art Numérique
Anne-Sophie Acomat and Jérémie Bellot
Anne-Sophie Acomat and Jérémie Bellot, architects, are the instigators of this metamorphosis. This is a return to the roots for Jérémie Bellot, a native of Orléans and now a renowned artist on the international digital arts scene. Surrounded by a strong artistic team, the collective AV Exciters, which presents its productions worldwide (Paris, Brussels, Montreal, Barcelona, Dubai, etc.) and with the support of the territory’s institutional partners, he wishes to succeed in the moulting of this exceptional place that is the Château de Beaugency.
Digital Art Center, organization of events and artistic residencies, permanent works and temporary exhibitions, reception of school and workshops, mediation and transmission, tourist visits and place of daily life… the spaces of the Château de Beaugency welcome visitors to explore this exceptional dialogue between heritage and digital creation.
School holidays and summer (from July 2): open every day except Monday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Outside school holidays (from Easter to All Saints’ Day): open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Night show: every Saturday evening in summer. Opening of the courtyard at 10 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. (free access, free price).