Château du Bois-Cornillé

Val-d´Izé, France

Château du Bois-Cornillé dates originally from the 13th century, but the current castle was built by Pierre Landais in the late 15th century. It was completely renovated in the 18th century and only the medieval tower survived. The chapel dates from 1721. The park was designed by Eugene Denis Bühler and Édouard André in 1876.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Maryno Arnoux (6 months ago)
Beau souvenir de ce magnifique Château, fort bien entretenu où nous avons été accueillis chaleureusement et avec beaucoup de classe
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Bertrand MONANGE (8 months ago)
Journée du patrimoine. Je me dis qu'il serait bon de regarder le parc et le château par cette belle journée ensoleillée... Manque de bol, le parc est payant... A l'entrée un gardien qui fait payer à la tête du client (le tarif ne correspondant pas à l'écriture de l'ardoise) et ne s'occupe pas de cette journée particulière qui pourrait lui apporter quelques futurs visiteurs... Je n'y retournerai jamais et je vous déconseille d'y aller...
Jean-Marc bedo (8 months ago)
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