Recognition and funding

The château of selles sur Cher benefits from the fact that it was recognised as an Historic Monument in 1985. This means that it qualifies for funding and also that all restoration will be done under the supervision of the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (D.R.A.C)


The terms of funding mean that the château owner must use an architect who is registred by the D.R.A.C ans similarly all the workmen used on the site must have been recognised by the D.R.A.C for their expertise.


The status of historic monument is also a guarantee of confidence for donors and anyone wishing to contribuate to the improvement of this site of historic interest.


Plans :

The restoration of the Pavilion Sully, to the left of the main gate, will be the object of a years work.

From the ground floor to the eaves, everithing will be restored to its XVIIth century condition. The windows have just been removed and are now with the carpenter.

A study underway for the main restoration of the medievale castle.

Other recognitions which the château has received over the last few years show our commintment in several fields :


2016 Nature : our cedar of Lebanon – now about 300 years old – has been nominated as an «  Arbre Remarquable de France «  because of its regular maintenance, its good health, its beautiful shape in, its setting and lastly its great age. It holds this accolade with 500 other trees throughout France.


2014 Tourism : the château was named «  most popular tourist site «  by the department of Loir&Cher. The quality of the welcome, the presentation of the buildings to the public and the maintenance of the grounds, make the château a lovely place to spend a few hours.


3D virtual visit : The château is also the first place in Europe to present a virtual visit with a tablet and head-sets which provide a 3D experience to transport our visitors on a voyage througt time. An excellent way to absorb the history of the château and castle.


Art and history : this château is also a member of the organisation «  Pays d’Art et d’Histoire «  which ains to provide information about all tourist sites of quality which bring art and history together.


The château is also a member of the association «  Les châteaux de la Loire »