International Hunting Museum is housed in the Castle of Gien. The museum was founded by Henri de Linares in 1952. The museum houses collections that evoke the different techniques of hunting (hunting with hounds, falconry, hunting shooting, trapping) and presents a selection of works of art (paintings, tapestries, drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics of the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries on this subject.
Are exposed, hunting weapons from prehistory to modern times, some of which had belonged to Napoleon and Pierre Cambronne, a collection of nearly 80 works by François Desportes, painter hunts of Louis XIV, paintings of Jean Baptiste Oudry, his successor, stuffed animals and trophies Claude Hettier of Boislambert and François de Grossouvre.
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Château de Gien - Rue de la place du Château - 45500 - Gien - France