Château de Courtanvaux

Bessé-sur-Braye, France

Château de Courtanvaux was originally built in the 14th century. It was enlarged and restored in 1450-1490. The Renaissance style appearance was built by Souvré family who owned castle between 1500-1661 and current Neo-gothic style restoration took place in the 19th century. The chateau was owned by three families until 1978.

Today there is 68 hectares of park around the chateau. The park is open to the public and the castle in summer season.

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Founded: 1450-1490
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

More Information

www.chateaudecourtanvaux.com

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Kim Cook (2 years ago)
Lovely tree lined approach and plenty of free parking with shady areas. This is well worth a visit, the guided tour was really good.
Louise Veaser-Woods (2 years ago)
Very nice place and friendly guide, would recommend to anyone who likes history. The guide also spoke very good English to explain the details of the chateau.
Jayakumar Radhakrishnan (3 years ago)
Hidden Gem
Ian Walshaw (4 years ago)
Interesting tour of the chateau hosted by a knowledgeable guide who made the effort to translate some of it into English for us. Large areas of parkland and woodland to walk around.
Deanne Gater (6 years ago)
Beautiful chateau. Very interesting exhibition.
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