Château du Bourg-Saint-Léonard

Le Bourg-Saint-Léonard, France

Château du Bourg-Saint-Léonard is a sumptuous building from the end of the 18th century, surrounded by stables, an orangery and a 400 ha park. The interior is decorated with beautiful furniture, Aubusson tapestries, woodwork from the 18th century and restored stairwell.



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Founded: 18th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Luc METHIVIEZ (23 days ago)
Very beautiful castle
Rouziès Audrey (6 months ago)
Superb one hour guided tour. Very beautiful castle for a very reasonable price, 5 euros per adult.
Valentin Schomann (6 months ago)
We took a fishing card to go spend days at the pond, but unfortunately there is not a single time when it goes well: group of people who bathe despite the prohibition, dog owner who do this bathed their dog a few meters from our equipment. We had to explain ourselves with these people, the tone goes up and there is no person in charge to control and prohibit this kind of things, things will have to change, otherwise we will not pay more fishing license and we will not are not the only ones who want to do the same. Thanks for doing what's needed.
Axelle Bonjour (2 years ago)
Small public castle. Price of the visit: 5 €. Super guide, passionate about his castle. She took us with her to discover the places and history of this castle. She also told us the story of the stolen furniture and found (very little unfortunately). Super guide who transmits his passion. In short: castle that wins to be known! Come see him. For 5 € you visit a well furnished castle
Alex Sim (2 years ago)
Beautiful house and grounds to walk through. With hillside walks and the lake at the bottom particularly picturesque. Definitely worth a visit for a free walk with lovely views across the countryside.
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