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Chteau Commarin, Burgundy, France
The moat, with parkland beyond

ChAteau de Commarin
near Chteauneuf en Auxois

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A sense of survival sums up Château de Commarin. Still privately owned by the same family throughout seven centuries, it avoided pillage during the Revolution and although occupied by the Germans in the Second World War, the commanding officer had the sensibility to respect the building. As a result, the magnificent floors and tapestries are still in place.

Chteau Commarin, Burgundy, France
The well guarded entrance

While this château doesn’t have the gold and opulence of some of its Burgundian counterparts, the furnishings are interesting. Heraldic tapestries made in Belgium adorn the walls, the needlepoint chair coverings were all done by the ladies of the house and the polished tile floors and parquet designs are memorable.

The moat is still in place and the parkland surrounding the building complete with grazing horses, make this a rural idyll on a fine day.

*The Château is open from April to November 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00. Guided tours of interior. (tel: 00 33 (0)3 80 49 23 67)

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