Chateau du Plessis-Bourre, Ecuille

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Castle · Historic Site
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Chateau du Plessis-Bourre was a single family home until 2009. This formibable, limestone structure housed the owners of the property for 31 years, the longest an owner’s family lived in the castle since 1473. The family has kept the rooms immaculately furnished, and on your guided tour you’ll notice that the furnishings from the 15th through the 18th centuries have been preserved with tenderness by the descendents. Most of the tales of the castle’s builders include legends of alchemy, dungeons, and sordid  history, but none fail to entertain.

The chateau’s location atop the water makes for an unmissable photo op, so click away. If you’re on the water long enough you may even see a pair of black swan floating towards their nest on the bank. PutChateau du Plessis-Bourre into our Ecuille tour itinerary maker tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This was a beautiful chateau to visit. We were able to walk around the Chateau virtually on our own most of the time, which made it a very relaxed visit. We had plenty of time to stop and read... 
    This was a beautiful chateau to visit. We were able to walk around the Chateau virtually on our own most of the time, which made it a very relaxed visit. We had plenty of time to stop and read...  more »
  • This is the typical chateau you imagine when thinking about the Loire and France! Pretty with a moat all the way round and a drawbridge. Not "touristy" in the sense of some of the other more... 
    This is the typical chateau you imagine when thinking about the Loire and France! Pretty with a moat all the way round and a drawbridge. Not "touristy" in the sense of some of the other more...  more »
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  • A nice castle to visit in its original state. The castle has an original painted ceiling from the 15th century which had been covered to hide a controversial scene. The rooms depict different styles through the centuries. Some upkeep is needed in the castle when considering the entrance price of 10 Euros.
  • This is the typical chateau you imagine when thinking about the Loire and France! Pretty with a moat all the way round and a drawbridge. Not "touristy" in the sense of some of the other more recognisable chateaus. Lots if interesting things to see once inside. We really enjoyed it and would recommend a visit if in the area. Very reasonably priced too.

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