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Châteaux

There are magnificent châteaux, set in parkland, all over Burgundy and many are open to visitors. Recapture the glories of the Renaissance at Ancy-le-Franc, and the military glory of Marshall Vauban at Bazoches. Cormatin is stately, and Bussy-Rabutin and Sully both have colourful pasts.

Château d' Ancy-le-Franc

 

Château de Bazoches

Rich and mellow like a good red wine, this Italian inspired château has decorative detail to admire at every turn. The recently restored, Pharsale Gallery has just reopened.

 

Château Bazoches, Burgundy, FranceHome of one of France’s most revered military leaders, Maréchal de Vauban, this château takes you back in time to 1675 and the victorious days of Louis XIV.

     

Château Bussy Rabutin

 

Château de Commarin

Château Bussy Rabutin, Burgundy, FranceThe Château de Bussy-Rabutin is undoubtedly an impressive building, but just as interesting is the story of its original owner, Roger de Bussy-Rabutin.

 

Having survived the rigours of history, this château has been in the same family for seven centuries. The furnishings such as the tapestries and needlepoint have been cherished.

     

Château de Cormatin

 

Château de Sully

Behind the understated exterior lies inestimable splendour. For anyone who enjoys the decorative arts, interior design and formal gardens, this is one of the jewels of Burgundy.

 

The first Duke of Magenta, Field Marshall Mac Mahon, owner of Sully, went on to become elected President of the French Republic. So how did this Irish descendant come to be in Burgundy?