Sentiers du Patrimoine ®


Château et parc

Informations directionnelles

Du parking se diriger vers l’église. Traverser la rue de la comté pour arriver devant la ferme Beauséjour.

Prochain point :

Ferme de Beauséjour

Prochain point : lat="49.07642" lon="1.927160005"

Château and Park
An 18-hectare site



An estate in the heart of town...

The existence of a manor is attested from 1377. Cardinal George I of Amboise, Prime Minister of Louis XII was the first to conduct work on the manor. From the sixteenth century, the château was owned by some illustrious families: Constable Anne de Montmorency, the Ventadour family, the Rohan-Soubise family and the Rohan-Rochefort family.

During the nineteenth century, the estate was poorly maintained and often changed owners. Count Vitali bought it in 1867 and began restoring it in 1888. The architecture of the château changed according to its owners. In the sixteenth century it had a moat, a farmyard and gardens. In the late sixteenth century, it formed a quadrilateral with six large towers, a drawbridge and moats. The present château consists of two buildings set at right angles. The terrace corresponds to the foundations of the original château. It is surrounded by a large park with numerous outbuildings, including an orangery, stables, steward’s house, caretaker’s house, greenhouses ...



... Rebuilt and enlarged by Count Vitali

Count Vitali commissioned the architect Charles-Henri Cazaux, who had designed mansions in Paris and villas in Nice. It was planned to build a wing on the right side, modify the interior layout and redo all the roofs. The monograph published by Tubeuf in 1902 described a slightly different building. Vitali’s contributions (a square tower, a chapel, a turret in the inner courtyard, widening of the moat to receive water and the extension of the bridge) gave the building a Gothic Revival style. The château was listed as a Historical Monument in 1984.





by Expression Nomade