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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Alex Sim (3 months 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.
Jennifer Boizard (6 months ago)
Superbe endroit où il est possible de prendre de superbe photo et aussi de pêcher dans l étang en bas du château
Jeremy Paineau (7 months ago)
Très belle endroit cadre très agréable manque peut être un endroit pour que les enfants puissent jouer (balançoire)
Spé Ciale (8 months ago)
Magnifique château qui ne demande qu'à être découvert, j'ai pu découvrir un mobilier très bien conservé. J'ai pu voir la vrai lithographie de Georges Busson dont j'avais vu une copie au château de Sassy ! Je remercie aussi la commune du Bourg saint Léonard qui préserve de façon exemplaire son patrimoine ! Visite guidée très intuitive !
Levoyer Ugo (8 months ago)
Un magnifique château du 18ème siècle trop méconnu du public, avec nombre de trésors, dans une petite commune qui se mobilise pour le rénover et sauvegarder son patrimoine. La visite guidée était très agréable.
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