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Chateau of Bouges, Bouges-le-Chateau

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The Château de Bouges is an 18th-century mansion in the town of Bouges-le-Château, in the Indre département of France, in the Loire Valley. It is classified as a monument historique and the gardens are listed by the Ministry of Culture as among the Notable Gardens of France. The château and gardens are open to the public.HistoryThe château was built in 1765, probably by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, on lands acquired by Charles-François Leblanc de Manarval, the master of the royal forges and the director of the royal manufacturer of cloth in Châteauroux. The château was modeled after the Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles. In 1818, the château became the property of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, the former foreign minister of Napoleon Bonaparte. Talleyrand put it at the disposition of his niece and, according to rumours, his one-time mistress, Dorothée de Courlande (1793-1862), who held successively the titles of Comtesse Edmond de Périgord (1809), Duchesse de Dino (1817), Duchesse de Talleyrand (1838) and finally Duchesse de Sagan (1845). She was also owner from 1828 à 1847 of the Château de Rochecotte at Saint-Patrice.Then chateau was purchased by Tunisian general Mahmoud Benaiad.
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  • I would preference to call it a very nice Palace, but since it belongs to the list of Loire's Valley Castles, i respect the rule. I suggest to pay a visit and see all the rooms with original forniture...  more »
  • Viewing is by guided tour only which is in French but we were given a very helpful brochure in English.Be aware that it is closed for lunch so check opening times.Lovely stables and the chateau is wel...  more »
  • This was a really interesting chateau! The biggest surprise was the stunning walled gardens - it must have covered at least an acre and the plants were really stunning! If you are a keen gardener like...  more »
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  • Nice little castle in a gigantic garden/parc. You can spend the entire day just in the garden..
  • Visit super interesting. Nothing to do with boring visits of some castles where one always hears the same thing. One thing I appreciated, it's being able to approach and touch certain objects of parts (which is often impossible) gardens are incredible, with greenhouses of flowers in which we can go home. In short I recommend
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  • Beautiful castle, visit of an hour and a quarter of the Castle. Very large garden to visit.
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  • I just visited the gardens and the Park who are friendly
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  • Beautiful property to see the summer with its garden the stables, and Oldtimer
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