Chateau de Boussac

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Liz D
9 contributions
Great place
Oct 2019
Even though we turned up 10 mins before closing time a charming came to open the door for us and invited us in. She was the guide, and took us around all the rooms explaining everything on the way. The castle is a very old place, restored in the 60s by a couple of collectors who spent their life time making sure that the castle was living again. We loved it.
Written 4 October 2019
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Les36140
Maresfield, UK18 contributions
Amazing chateau with many rooms open to visitors
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited in late February, when the chateau was supposed to be closed to visitors but the lady in Boussac tourist information office assured us it would be open. We parked just outside an unimposing iron entrance gate and, in the absence of any signs, assumed it was the way in. It was. On walking down the path a voice hailed us in French from an upstairs window, asking if we had come to visit the chateau. We replied yes please and a lady, who turned out to be the guide, soon appeared at a small entrance door and ushered us in.

As my wife and I were the only visitors at that time we got a private conducted tour! It cost 12 euros each (they only take cash, no cards) and it was well worth it. Many rooms are open to visitors, most with beautiful tapestries dating from the medieval period to the 17th century and including an exhibition of more modern tapestries when we were there.

The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and unhurried and told us that the present owners have devoted themselves to the chateau's restoration. They are doing a magnificent job. Highly recommended.
Written 20 March 2019
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purrdy13
Trowbridge, UK263 contributions
Fascinating Chateau but disappointing tour
Jul 2018 • Couples
I googled Chateau to check time of opening, price etc no mention that you could only visit via an accompanied tour.. When we arrived we thought it was shut as no one at entrance. We opened gate and walked down a short avenue of trees and were greeted by a lady who gestured that we hurry into reception, after a quick phone call another lady appeared. Unfortunately she was half way through a tour so quickly got us to walk through various rooms before we joined a french couple and she continued tour in french. We felt we were very rushed never got time to read brochure or idea study the rooms we saw. It was a beautiful chateau with lots of artefacts but we just felt let down as we weren’t able to stop and enjoy their beauty. We were in and out in 20 minutes and paid 12€ each!!!
Written 22 July 2018
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Dalwhinniecarrs
Dalwhinnie, United Kingdom46 contributions
beautiful castle with exquisite tapestries
Jul 2018 • Couples
You approach this quiet chateau through a discreet iron gate, under a canopy of trees and are immediately aware of many local sculptures placed around the garden. This house has many beautiful rooms on several levels and is not for the unfit or those who cannot climb stairs very well as no disabled access provision. The guides were very enthusiastic though only spoke French and there is an English translation handbook available. The history of this place is very interesting with many cabinets containing collections of pottery and scientific instruments. George Sand spent some time there and her bedroom is well exhibited. This chateau is famous for its tapestries although the most well known ones i.e. the lady and the unicorn are now on display at the Musee de Cluny in Paris. This place is a work in progress and so is not as affluent as others but is charming and well worth a visit.
Written 14 July 2018
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robberthoeffnagel
Boussac, France3 contributions
Very nice old castle in downtown Boussac
Aug 2017 • Family
Very nice chateau! Guided visits are possible for a very reasonable price. The castle is surrounded by a very nice garden. And when you are there don't forget to walk around the small but lovely old town of Boussac.
Written 2 October 2017
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Ness W
Sittingbourne, UK233 contributions
Lovely !!!
Jun 2017 • Couples
It looked great from the outside, but it £12 per person and was told it really wasn't worth all that money !! by the person we were staying with, this would soon add up with four adults. !!
Written 16 July 2017
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motard0_8
Guildford18 contributions
Historical and botanical interest.
May 2016 • Friends
We came here after a meal and enjoyed an interesting visit to the castle and grounds together with an exhibition of local pottery.
Written 29 April 2017
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Lisa R
80 contributions
Tour with English translation
Aug 2016 • Family
Staff were friendly and helpful they did not speak much English but spoke slowly enough to be understood. We were directed to look at the garden as we had some time before the tour, which was in french but we had a translated booklet which was useful and informative and helped us keep up with the flow of the tour. We all enjoyed it as there was a variety of interesting things to see.
Written 21 September 2016
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Lesley Wood Consani
Zurich, Switzerland1,341 contributions
Fascinating tour
Sep 2016 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here as we were shown beautiful modern tapestries as well as ancient castle rooms filled with objects d'art and history.
I cannot think were else I have seen old baths and toilets in perfect condition as well as furniture, personal items, tapestries, china, kitchen 'appliances', walking sticks and other fascinating objects.
Our tour conductor tried hard to speak English too us and pointed out many things which we may otherwise have missed.
Very much worth the €12.
Written 16 September 2016
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Henry O
Paris, France127 contributions
Don't miss it if you are arround
Aug 2016 • Couples
Not the usual " French Chateau" from the Renaissance.Some part are very old with middle age structure. Some very impressive rooms at the lower level. the current private owner has undertaken a lot of refurbishing work, There are several ntersesting collections tapestry from Aubusson, furniture, canes, tools ......
Not all guides are fluent in English!!
Written 4 September 2016
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