Château de Bizy

Vernon, France

Château de Bizy was built first in 1675 by Michel-André Jubert de Bouville and reconstructed in 1740 by Coutant d'Ivry. He redesigned the castle in a classical style inspired by Versailles. Bizy has had notable owners, including Louis XV, the Duke of Penthièvre and Louis-Philippe. In the castle, the rooms are decorated with beautiful Regency woodwork and house mementoes from the Bonaparte family, as well as from marshals Suchet, Masséna and Davout. The visitor should not miss the Gobelin tapestries in extraordinary colours and a marquetry pedestal table presented by Napoleon I. The English style park, planted with large trees several centuries old, offers opportunities for lovely strolls around fountains, ponds and statues from the 18th century.

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Founded: 1675
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Alison Pharaoh (2 years ago)
This is a don't miss! Stunning chateau with beautifully decorated rooms oozing Napoleonic and revolutionary history. There's an orangery, stables, fountains, statues, artworks and stunning gardens. And when we were there, hardly anyone else to share it with. If you're going to Giverny, call in on the way. The family still live here so it's an absolute privilege to have visited. C'est tres magnifique!
Justin Rahardjo (2 years ago)
Our guide was great! She explained the ownership of the Chateau quite thoroughly and in a way that is understandable to those who don't really know too much about French history. It's a beautiful place and the gardens are so peaceful since there's not many people around.
smellgone (2 years ago)
Chateau in good order, but not much of it open for inspection/tour. Tour only in French with limited printed notes in English
Alastair Dunning (2 years ago)
A massive green park, laden with fountains and huge trees. It is blissfully deserted in comparison to the evil scrum of tourists crawling around the nearby Claude Monet gardens. (The photo can be used with attribution ie it is CC-by)
Riad Joseph (2 years ago)
Huge garden, big on history, owners still there, ask for the guided tour it’s well worth it. Hope you encounter the dancers dressed up and if you play the piano you can try it, sounds amazing.
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