Château de la Bourbansais

Pleugueneuc, France

Château de la Bourbansais was built in in 1583 by Jean du Breil. At this time, the château was smaller than today. It was only composed of the façade and the two towers. The first modifications was made in the seventeenth century, with the construction of the west façade, in front of the french gardens. Then, in the 18th century, the family d’Armaillé, wanted to receive their guests with fast and luxury to show their power. They added the two wings, French gardens and the ground floor was transformed in french salons for receptions. The two wings were the apartments of the guests who could stay here more than a month. The façade is said “Renaissance” because the large symmetry with the windows. The donjon and the ditches date from the Middle Ages.

Today there is a zoo in the lands of château.



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Founded: 1583
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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Tracy Johnston (2 years ago)
Such a great place to take the kids.
Geert Boetzkes (2 years ago)
The zoo was a real joy, we had an great time. The animals were well take care off.
Peter Page (2 years ago)
This place is really great. Easily spent 6 hours here. Really good value for money. Lots to see and really lovely surroundings in the shadow of the chateau. Highlights were the birds of prey show and walking through the lemur enclosure. There's not many caged animals here, its mostly moated which adds to the enjoyment. Really good children's play area at the back of the park. Would highly recommend. Only slight downside for us was the quality of the food at the snack bar.
Alan Levell (2 years ago)
We loved it here , 20 euros entrance , lions tigers giraffes etc the bird of prey show is superb , & the hounds brilliant, would highly recommend
Elena T (2 years ago)
Very nice and animal friendly zoo, surrounded by beautiful nature . A palace has got an unusual architecture. There is a cafe there and you can also bring your picnic . There is an amusement zone for children . A bit too expensive however : adults - almost 20 euros for a separate visit of zoo or of a palace . 25 euros for both
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