History and famous characters
Likely built on the site of a feudal motte by Boucard, family came from Gascony in Berry at the end of the 14th century, the castle is located on the banks of the Sauldre Grande. As it is now discovered, it owes much to Antoine de Boucard, who around 1520, he build a house in the style of the early Renaissance, in the south corner of the Court. The North wing was raised in 1560 for François de Boucard, whose motto Victrix patentia fatia (patience, victorious fate) is on the façade. Towards the end of the 17th, the Court was opened on the river and the first floor of the North Wing, laid out; the gardens have been designed around 1760.
Rediscovered in the 1920s, the Castle, then abandoned, has since been restored and open to the public.
My castle is visitable
From 14:00 02/01/2013 to 29/12/2013 18:30 open Wednesday to Sunday from 14 h to 1830