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Château de Bussy-Rabutin
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Château de Bussy-Rabutin

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Château de Bussy-Rabutin

Château de Bussy-Rabutin

The Château de Bussy-Rabutin is undoubtedly an impressive building, but just as interesting is the story of its original owner, Roger de Bussy-Rabutin. 'Outrageous', 'scandalous' and 'flamboyant' are some of the politer descriptions of his character.

It was 1649 when Roger de Bussy-Rabutin completed the restoration of his father's château in a valley opposite the village of Bussy-le-Grand. The result is
an imposing building ranged round three sides of a quadrangle set between four conical towers. Standing in 34 hectares (84 acres) of parkland and gardens, this is where he ended up confined, due to his misdemeanours amongst the society of the day.

Address and Contact Details for Château de Bussy-Rabutin

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Château de Bussy-Rabutin
12 Rue du Ch�teau
21150 Bussy-le-Grand

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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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