Château de Bonneville

Chamblac, France

In the 15th century, the site of château belonged to the family Bonneville. Jean Bonneville, king's chamberlain, was quoted in 1400 as lord of Chamblac and Bonneville. The castle was a property of this family until the 18th century. The mansion is a square brick house, fully renovated during the Louis XV era with mansard roofs. In the 19th century Château de Bonneville was a residence of writer Jean de La Varende (1887-1959). The park and gardens created by the Varende family from 1919 have been classified as a historical site.

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Les Buttes, Chamblac, France
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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