Château du Bousquet

Montpeyroux, France

Château du Bousquet was built in the 14th century. Today it hosts a museum of ancient art from the Middle Ages to the present day. The castle has very well-preserved sample of late medieval architecture (furnished interior, furniture, objects, paintings).

The castle, which belonged for four centuries to the Roquefeuil-Blanquefort family, comprises six towers (two hexagonal in the middle of the two front and rear facades, four rounds at each corner). The central tower of the south facade, which contains the staircase is pierced on the ground floor of a radiating Gothic door. The typically feudal and defensive character of the castle is somewhat mitigated by the existence of later windows on the three floors. The defensive system which surrounded it (enclosure, ditch, fortifications) disappeared, replaced by two wings in the 17th century. Inside, the ground floor has kept its kitchen intact, with the mesh stage where the musicians were based. The chapel retains a decoration painted by Debert in 1709.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Antoine H (3 years ago)
Beautiful balanced construction, although modified at several times. The visit provided by one of the owners retraces in all simplicity the state of knowledge on the building. The interior is a temporal and geographical mixture without great coherence, but which gives an indication of the tastes of the successive chatelains. We are grateful to these families who take care of the heritage.
Raphaël PUCCI (3 years ago)
A superb place. The visit is very nice, the guide has a lot of humor !!! Too bad that only a very small part of the castle can not be visited ... and as the visit lasts 1h30, we stay too long in each room!
Jasmine COUSTON (3 years ago)
Magnificent castle, not visited but we ate next door with a view of the castle. Quiet on tables available to the public. Great for a very small place like this. There is even a bread oven if needed.
Michel L (4 years ago)
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daniel Debouche (5 years ago)
Le château est superbe mais pas le guide.
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