Château de Chamerolles

Chilleurs-aux-Bois, France

The Château de Chamerolles was built in the first half of 16th century by Lancelot I, chamberlain of Louis XII and Bailiff of Orléans under King François I. His son, Lancelot II agreed to Protestantism in 1562 and housed a Protestant church in Chamerolles. The castle became a center of the Protestant religion in the region. Chamerolles was a typical castle with square form and round towers in every corner. It is completely surrounded by the moat.

In 1774 the castle became the property of Lambert family who owned it until 1924. Occupied, looted and plundered during the Second World War, Chamerolles was put on sale in 1970. In 1976 it was abandoned the castle fell into disrepair. The General Council of Loiret bought it in 1987 and after restoration Chamerolles château was opened to the public in 1992.

In Chamerolles, there are no fewer than six gardens surrounded by vines, honeysuckle and roses trained on trellises. A spice and herb garden evokes the splendid aromas of delicious culinary specialities. Further on, fruit and vegetables of a thousand colours are the centre of attention.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Cameron O'Reilly (2 years ago)
Rooms take you on a great journey and have been well restored/recreated. The perfume section was fascinating too.
Nancy May (2 years ago)
Lovely Chateau with gardens. The Perfume history was an unexpected bonus. Really enjoyed the visit.
Michał Czaplicki (2 years ago)
A nice less know chateau a bit off the main tract. The perfum museum is an interesting concept, but could be modernised a bit. The gardens and the shop are very nice.
Achilleas Pavlovic (2 years ago)
Really cool place with lots of nature.
Camille (2 years ago)
I haven't return to this castle since i was i child and it looks even better than i remembered. Lots of parking space and easy access. 2 hours is enough to go around. Maybe the only thing missing was the sample of perfumes you could smell back on the day , but I imagine Covid has something to do with that.
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