Only for fans of the poet Lamartine!
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The Lamartine castle or Château de Saint Point is located in the village of Saint Point in the Sâone et Loire department near Macon and Cluny.The poet inherited this castle in 1820 by marrying the English Mary Ann Birch.Restored in English Neo-Gothic style and increased the castle will remain his family property until his death in 186
Along the visit,a bit expensive for what you see if u are not a Lamartine stuff and ugly Neogothic style's fan,you discover his diningroom,bedroom,saloon...where are displayed furniture,items and memories of his family and political life as well as his complete literary works.
Alphonse de Lamartine was a French writer,poet (considered to be the first French Romantic poet) and a great politician in the early nineteenth century,briefly in charge of government during the turbulence of 1848 and was chosen to formally declare the Republic from the balcony of the Hotel de Ville of Paris.
At the end of the park,people can see his tomb topped by his motto "Speravit animated mea", close to the Romanesque church dating back the 12th century.
Guided visit from April first to October 1st Saturday,Sunday and Public Holidays,every day in July and August
Openings:11am,3pm,4pm,5pm and 6pm
entry 7 euro,under 12 free,12-16:4 euro