Manoir de Gisson

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Province : Black Périgord

  • English
    • The Manoir de Gisson, in the heart of Sarlat is listed as a historical monument. Its architecture is composed of two buildings of distinct architecture connected to each other by a hexagonal staircase tower, the origins of this monument date back to the 13th century: its noble tower, its mullioned windows, its lauze roofs, its very singular bay with columns topped with oculus and its facades flanked by decorated portals ennoble this building.

      The vaulted cellars of the Manor house a strange Cabinet of Curiosities : Very fashionable among notables at the end of the Renaissance, they accumulate and exhibit collected objects with a certain taste for heterogeneity and the unseen. This place presents everything that the navigators and explorers of the 17th and 18th centuries returning from the limits of the unknown world, from these places absent from the maps, could bring back from their journeys; they thus exalted the imagination and curiosity. The cabinets of curiosities are the ancestor of museums. They played a fundamental role in the development of modern science even if they kept traces of the popular beliefs of the time.

      The Consul's apartments : The second part of your visit will be devoted to discovering the everyday life of the Sarladaise nobility and in particular the Gisson family, they will be Consul, royal notary, knight of the Order of Saint-Louis, Captain of Dragons.
      You will discover the magnificent ceremonial lounges, the high period furniture, the fireplaces, the woodwork and parquet floors in precious wood, the adobe floors, the spiral staircase and its large terrace overlooking the Place des Oies and the alleys. from the old town.
      The restoration of each space has been the subject of great care, to faithfully reproduce the atmosphere and the daily life of the Sarlat nobility in the 17th century.

      OPENING :
      • February, March, October to mid-November holidays : 10 am to 6 pm
      • April, May, June and September: 10 am to 6.30 pm
      • July and August : 10 am to 7 pm
      • Christmas holidays : 10 am to 5 pm
      • Closed from mid-November to February except during school holidays but open during Christmas holidays.

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Traveller Reviews Manoir de Gisson

4.3 sur 5 428 reviews

  • Kelly McKay

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Kelly McKay on 31/10/2018

    My mom and I visited this museum and we were so happy we did! It was very cool to see an original medieval manor house. Gorgeous interiors and very interesting information for every room. Beautiful old furniture and nothing roped off. So, you really got the feeling of what life could have been like living there. The basement was filled with worldly curiosities. There is a booklet in different languages that have information for each indicated room. This house has actually been used numerous times throughout history for film sets because of the authenticity of the architecture and decor. We spent about an hour and a half here. Loved it!

  • Taylor

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Taylor on 07/05/2019

    Fairly small Manor but is packed with many items. Interesting to see a cabinet of curiosities.

  • Marc William Moffatt

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Marc William Moffatt on 09/11/2019

    This is in the middle of as Sarlat very unusual experience full of odd things

Traveller Reviews Manoir de Gisson

4.5 sur 5 304 reviews

  • "Great Sarladaise Architecture!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Mielmonster (Brookfield, Connecticut) on 19/08/2019

    This museum is worth it for the architecture alone. Sure there are weird artifacts lying about and trashy looking mannequins wearing period clothing, but the place itself is fantastic to explore...

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  • "not really worth the money"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by Marie C (Washington DC, District of Columbia) on 09/07/2019

    Not a very well done historical museum. There was a hodgepodge of different objects and furnishing for different time periods. The information in English, given out on laminated cards, was not...

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  • "Excellent urban rich man's house museum"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Bill J (Akron, Ohio) on 29/06/2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed this house museum in the core of the old city. Very well organized self-guided tour through life and history of the area.

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Manoir de Gisson

Address

Place des Oies
24200 Sarlat

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 28 70 55

GPS coordinates

44° 53'25.42"N, 1° 12'59.03"E

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