Château de Bonnemare

Radepont, France

Château de Bonnemare was built to the site of medieval manor in the mid-1500s by Nicolas Leconte. Later it has been owned among others by Étienne de Fieux (1637), Cromelin de Villette family (18th century), Charles Le Blond, and Gustave Gatine (1888), the predecessor of current owners.

The castle consists of main building, gatehouse and Renaissance chapel from the 16th century. Today Bonnemare is a hotel. The notable detail is a kitchen, where is a roasting spit designed by Leonardo da Vinci.



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Founded: 1570
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Louise Restell (3 years ago)
We recently held our wedding in the beautiful grounds of Chateau de Bonnemare and we cannot put into words how amazing our wedding weekend was. It would not have been the same without the help and support from the amazing family who own the Chateau, Sylvie, Alain and Alois (and of course their gorgeous dogs). We had 38 of our immediate friends and family staying at the Chateau with us for bed and breakfast for 3 nights. The rooms have all been renovated with en suites and are modern and clean but maintain the chateaus character by each being decorated differently and with their own character. Depending on which part of the Chateau you stay in, breakfast is brought to you each morning. If you stay in the Chateau itself or the gatehouse you get to eat breakfast in the lovely kitchen within the Chateau. We cannot thank Sylvie, Alain and Alois enough for inviting us into their home and allowing us to use it as if it were our own for the duration of the weekend for our wedding. We will definitely be returning to this special place again one day.
Richard Hill (3 years ago)
Sylvie and her family made us very welcome. We had a lovely room with a comfortable, large double bed and a large bathroom with a nice walk in shower. They booked a local restaurant for us the evening we arrived and served an excellent breakfast in the morning.
Hervé Guillemot (4 years ago)
Lieu rempli d'histoire et des propriétaires agréables. Un week end formidable sous le soleil normand. Nous le recommandons vivement. Belle chambre d'hôte et lieu de mariage !
sami bendouba (4 years ago)
Incredible place ! You truly feel like a king staying there, amazing location and historical room, while giving you modern confort. Region is incredibly beautiful too
sami bendouba (4 years ago)
Incredible place ! You truly feel like a king staying there, amazing location and historical room, while giving you modern confort. Region is incredibly beautiful too
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