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Chateau of Bouges, Bouges-le-Chateau

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Architectural Building
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 rumors, 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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  • Very bad experience of supposedly "animations of the Christmases of yesteryear": refusal to host get; the reason our children were too young (ages 4 and 2) and certainly unable to hold a 40-minute tour. Our children are used to go to shows (theatre, circus) much longer. Moreover, we had already done an animation in October. Our son was very disappointed, he found "the Lady very nasty and bad hair days". Little pedagogical attitude for a so-called "host" shame that we are hiring such people. I will not return visit this castle.
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  • Nice guided by a facilitator not lacking humour. The castle is very well maintained, nice furniture, some pieces are clever, advanced for their time. The gardens: great, must be even more beautiful in the summer. With a rate of €5 50! We will be back several times!
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  • At the heart of the Berry, here we are in a castle that some attribute to Ange - Jacques GABRIEL architect of the Petit Trianon of Versailles. Recused Award today. The master of forges LEBLANC of MARNAVAL, Director of the Manufacture Royale of cloth in Châteauroux its first owner (1765), to Henri VIGUIER, CEO of BHV, who passed it to his death (1966) to the National Fund of Monuments historical, this castle to known several owners. There are one-, in addition to the general Empire Jean-François de ROCHEDRAGON, a TALEYRAN, MASSON businessman Lorraine family, the general BEN AYED Tunisian unscrupulous and finally the VIGUIER family in 1917. During half a century, the VIGUIERS restore external, domestic and renew the furniture, this is today the good fortune to visit this little-known site, I encourage you to find out.
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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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  • The guide do not know much about the Castle or the time of its construction. Castle with great potential, but unfortunately very badly operate
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  • Not bad but not enough time for visiting
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  • Visit the gardens... very beautiful and well maintained... a beautiful ballad
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