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Château de Bazoches
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Château de Bazoches

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Château de Bazoches

Château de Bazoches

During the 800 year life of Château de Bazoches, there have been 40 owners belonging to 20 families. The two main ‘stocks’ however, have intertwined with the result that when Hélène de Vibraye married Arnaud, Vicomte de Sigalas in 1992, Château de Bazoches was once more returned to the original family line. History has come full circle. The Vicomte and his wife set about restoring the château to its former glory, and five years later, after major structural work, it was opened to the public.

For anyone interested in history, architecture and interior design, the château is of great interest. But its most famous owner, Maréchal de Vauban, adds a dimension which sets it apart from ‘just another stately home’.

Vauban was a military leader, engineer and strategist. He was an expert on fortification, invented the bayonet rifle, iron-barrelled cannon and the mortar. One of King Louis XIV’s most loyal servants, he received a large sum of money as thanks for his success at the siege of Maastricht, and with that bought back the estates and châteaux, not far from his birthplace nearby, St-Léger-Vauban.

Address and Contact Details for Château de Bazoches

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Château de Bazoches
58190 Bazoches du Morvan

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Burgundy & Franche-Comté

Burgundy considers itself the heart of France, a prosperous region with world-renowned wine, earthy but excellent cuisine and magnificent architecture. Franche-Comté to the east combines gentle farmland with lofty Alpine forests.  Add the plethora of world-class wineries to some of France’s most gorgeous countryside and you have the recipe for a perfect tour of Burgundy.

Bungundy’s vignerons (winegrowers) only have small vineyards, rarely more than 10 hectares, and they produce small quantities of very good wine. Burgundy reds are made with pinot noir grapes and the best vintages demand 10 to 20 years to age; whites are made with chardonnay. The region’s most famous wine route, the Route des Grands Crus, and its often narrow variants wend their way between stone-built villages and steeple-topped churches or the turrets of a chateau peeping above the trees.

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