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Chateau de Commarin, Commarin

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The Château de Commarin in the commune of Commarin in the Côte-d'Or département, Burgundy, France, has passed through 26 generations in the same family; never sold, though it has often passed through heiresses, Commarin today is a seat of the comte de Vogüé. It has been classed a Monument Historique since 1949.Though the site probably has its origins in a Gallo-Roman villa, Commarin is first mentioned, as a maison forte, in a document of 1214. Its seigneurs were a cadet branch of the seigneurs of Sombernon, from the lineage of the first Dukes of Burgundy. In 1346 Jean and his son Jacques de Cortiamble, chamberlain to Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy, rebuilt Commarin as a fortified seat; the size and disposition of this moated stronghold established the placement and size of the future rebuildings. The two cylindrical towers with conical roofs date from this rebuilding, and the vaulted chapel. Commarin passed to Agnès de Cortiamble, the elder daughter of Jacques, who brought it as part of her dowry to Jean de Dinteville, seigneur des Chenets.In the 16th century, Commarin underwent radical transformations to render it a modern habitation. The chapel in the east wing was redecorated with sculptures and a terra cotta tomb. A series of heraldic tapestries woven ca 1515-22, in which family armorials of the Dinteville-Pontailler alternate with alchemical symbols remain in the house. A triptych was executed in 1526, with portraits of Girard de Vienne and his lady.
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  • While the center and right hand wing of the castle are still occupied by the resident-owners, the rest of the castle can be visited on guided tours. We liked the authentic way the rooms have been pres...  more »
  • Very pleasant castle still within family since 1200. Well maintained. Count Bertrand still lives there and was very and helped us out with some queries very pleasantly. Part of building in its origina...  more »
  • We just happened to accident upon the Chateau one Saturday afternoon. You can see a small part of the main building which is really quite unique. The tour was all in French but our guide did some expl...  more »
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  • Superb Castle. a little too quick to explain its history guide! Too bad!
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  • Pretty Park. Too bad that the visits of the Castle are not year-round...
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  • Beautiful, easy to reach by bike since the Canal of Burgundy
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  • Unwelcoming
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  • Few parts of the castle is open to visitors.
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