Château de Brancion

Château de Brancion

Settled in a unique green setting, the castle is a place where time stands still.

Erected by the lords of Brancion between the XI and the XIII century and magnified by the Dukes of Burgundy in the fourteenth century, the castle proudly dominates the Grosne Valley. You will discover while walking from terrace to terrace :

The Xth century lodging, home of the first lords of Brancion

The feudal castle and its 23 meter high tower

The castle of the dukes of burgundy

The whole site has been registered oh historical monument since 1977.

Practical information :

Château de Brancion
03 85 32 19 70

  • 26 March to 30 September : daily from 10 am to 12:30 and from 1 pm to 6:30 pm
  • 1 October to 13 november : daily from 10 am to 12:30 and from 1 pm to 5 pm

You can consult online the animations and prices 2016 :

Château de Burnand


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This private castle,situated in the centre of the village,near a little Romanesque church,is remarkable for its multi-coloured tiled roof,is the result and is the result of many transformations  made by the family of Bernard de LAVERNETTE at the end of the XIX th century. Until 1525,nothing is known about the history of Burnand; that year P.CAJOT,who was part of a family of soldiers,became a local lord.
In 1645,Charlotte de Brie gave the castle to the Augustins,who established a priory,in which only four or five clergymen lived in.

From 1819,the castle was the property of the Vanrisamburgh family. One of the sons of this family became member of the village council of St Gengoux in 1852 and mayor in 1855.
In 1860,the castle became the property of the de Lavernette family.



Château de Cormatin


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The castle houses the most sumptuous Louis XIII apartments still conserved in France (1628), with wood-panelling,chimneys and ceilings richly sculpted  and guilded,a vast stoned staircase and a picturesque kitchen.
Around the castle, a park/garden extends over 12 acres, with flowerbeds,a huge box hedge maze, an old-fashioned potager and a theatre.
For the French poet Lamartine, Cormatin was “an appealing place for art and delights.”

Contact to visit the castle and the park :
Château de Cormatin
Tel : 03 85 50 16 55 – Fax : 03 85 50 72 06

Open from April to November.


Château de l’Effondrée



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The old chateau was built in the Middle Ages on a quadrangular plan surrounded by a moat. The only remains are a right-angled dwelling in the north-west corner. This building has a small, elegant two storey tower on the external corner, made from regularly sculpted stone and with a relatively flat conical roof. The first floor of the tower has a window, but the second floor, which has a slightly larger diameter, has no openings to the outside. The building is extended towards the east with a barn. This is a private castle and cannot be visited.

Château de Joncy


Joncy - Chateau

Castle of the XVIIIth modified common east are complemented by a mill on the Guye. This castle is private, it can not be visited.