Château du Bois de Sanzay

Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay, France

The Château du Bois de Sanzay is located in Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay, between Thouars and Saumur. According to documents of the Saint Laon de Thouars abbey, in 1487 the land was bought from the clergy by François de Beaumont, chevalier Seigneur du Boys de Sanzay. The central building was built in the 15th century, and additions were made in the 18th century.

Built using large blocks of tufa stone for some parts and rubble for other parts, the main building has high chimneys, three monumental gothic fireplaces, an échauguette, a chapel, and cellars. The domain also comprises a dovecote, a French formal garden, and a pond.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Nicolas Blas (6 months ago)
We organized our wedding in this exceptional location, where everything was perfect from start to finish. This experience was also pleasant thanks to the help of Florence who helped us organize our event. Only good memories, which will remain engraved in our memory, thank you 1000 times!!
aaron reid (7 months ago)
Nice château, front lake was a bit green at low tide. We'll kept grounds
Floflo Juteau (8 months ago)
Excellent welcome, attentive to the customer, adorable, spacious rooms, for us everything was perfect, thank you Florence
Chloe Thibault (10 months ago)
We got married at the Château du Bois de Sanzay on 07/08/23. A magnificent place with many possibilities for making the reception (in front, behind the castle or between the cypresses). A beautiful room with lots of charm! (Large capacity, there were 130 of us at the table and there was still room). The owners listened to us, and saved our exterior decoration after a storm the night before (thanks again!). We recommend this place which amazed our guests.
Julien Dusséaux (16 months ago)
Very beautiful castle that I had the pleasure of discovering for the photo coverage of a wedding. The exposure allows you to constantly have an exterior area in the shade and another in the sun; perfect for adapting to the weather! The land is vast with just the right amount of vegetation, very well maintained. The area is full of very photogenic nooks and crannies, which become magnificent in the low evening light. The large room leaves a lot of choice in the arrangement of tables. The creamy white walls, beams and columns give it a lot of character. It’s a very inspiring place; can't wait to go back!
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