Château de Sassy was built of stone and bricks in the 18th century. It has imposing four levels of terraces. The Duke d’Audiffret-Pasquier, ancestor of the present owners, bought Sassy in 1850 and converted the east wing into a library, in order to house the important Parisian collection of his uncle, the Chancellor Pasquier.

Visitors can admire a fine furniture, various Aubusson and Gobelins tapestries and in the Chapel a 15 century retable (historical monument) coming from St. Bavon abbey in Ghent (Belgium). The Formal Gardens, surrounded by a moat, have been designed by Achille Duchesne, inspired by Le Nôtre achievements. This architecture of greenery and stone can be admired from the castle or when strolling along the terraces. The perspective is closed by a charming orangery, framed by a canopy of pruned lime trees. The garden's box, yew, laurel and other slow-growing evergreen plants are impervious to the seasons and wind, remaining fixed in their timeless splendour. The classical unity of the setting took more than a century to be accomplished. The central part of the castle dates back to the 18th century, while the formal beds were created around 1925.

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

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Typh LGBT (18 months ago)
J'ai voulu visitée en période hivernale, c'étais une erreur car le château n'est pas ouvert aux visites, plus qu'à attendre le Printemps
mitch d (18 months ago)
Beautiful place
Heloise Michel (2 years ago)
Très beau château, avec une visite sympathique (une très belle bibliothèque ) et une guide agréable ... juste le regret de ne pas avoir pu voir les cuisines...
Emmanuel Moussay (2 years ago)
Nous y sommes venu lors d'un mariage. Lieu superbe et magnifique, très bien entretenu. Un peu trop de marches
Enguerrand (2 years ago)
Beau château, facile d'accès. Il y est agréable de se promener autour malgré une visite un peu courte.
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