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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Borislava Petrova (2 years ago)
Great. Many animals, beautiful gardens and château.
Noel Halder (2 years ago)
5* place, very beautiful; but expensive though!
Andy (3 years ago)
A good day out with something for all the family. Be sure to take in the guided tour of the Chateau, the aerial display of hawks etc and the demonstration of sheep and hunting dogs. We were pleasantly surprised by the scale of the zoo enclosures, no stressed animals in cramped cages here thankfully. Allow a full day and good weather to truly enjoy Bourbansais at it’s best. Recommended.
Catrine Kirkman (3 years ago)
More than enough to do here. We spent the whole day going round the zoo & we didn't even look around the château. Great place for kids too.
Don McVey (3 years ago)
Best zoo experience I've ever had. Zoo is perfect size to wander around with kids for 2-3 hours at least. Contact with the Lemurs was a particular highlight (despite one peeing on me!) Bird show was great and then the kids finished the day having loads of fun on the great bouncy castles. Take a picnic, as the food is not cheap on site!
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