Château de Mesnil-Voisin

Bouray-sur-Juine, France

The château de Mesnil-Voisin was built by Michel Villedo in 1632-1635. It has an orangery, kitchens, coachhouses and workshops. At the centre of its communal courtyard a huge dovecote with 3000 niches and a wood-framed roof, and topped by a conical turret - it is rare in having its internal moveable staircase still intact.

The course of a canal bordering the rear of the château were entirely removed between 1999 and 2001. It has thus returned to its original course, leaving the Juine a short distance upstream of the château and rejoining it some distance downstream, just before the pont de Cochet.

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Founded: 1632-1635
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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