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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  • We moved from Lyon to find the door closed while US planes look opening hours on the website of the Castle too bad...
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  • Beautiful castle. You can stroll in the gardens in the meantime the guided tour. The tour lasts about 1 hour. Only downside: the guide not always answered our questions.
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  • Lovely Castle as I like. You feel the weight of a long history, there are cracks, doors ill-fitting, short, a castle that lives. Its history is long and fairly provided and rather bucolic Park. On the other hand, we were quite disappointed by the guide, charming but debiting his text to 100 Km/h in a low voice and making us visit a little to no load. Too bad because it a little ruined us the moment. Beautiful pieces on display, among other things, there is the staircase which is pretty impressive for a small house of this size.
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  • Maybe my expectation were wrong, but i wasn t pleased at all from what I saw once parked... To me it is more a villa than a castle... Anyhow, this eradicated from me any willingness to have a look inside
  • Great history location, old castle with a lot of artifacts, beautiful surrounding, must have guided tour
  • Pretty Castle influenced by several architectural epochs. Little room to visit the owners still live there.
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  • The castle is closed during the winter season but also from out deserves to be seen. Beautiful ...
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  • Beautiful this egg hunt... Easter nothing better!
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