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The Castle

Surrounded by water

Originally a 12th century fortress, the castle was transformed into a private dwelling by the Lords du Tillet, close servants of the kings of France, in the 17th century. In 1814, the Chasseval family acquired the castle. Today it’s their descendents, Laure and Bertrand Bommelaer and their children, who own and maintain the castle.

Upon arriving at the castle, take a walk through the main courtyard. The “commons,” which you’ll recognize by the diamond-shaped bricks on the façade, once stored the harvest of the entire 35000 hectare estate of the 1600s. Take a look around the orangery, the stables, and the saddlery, with its collection of harnesses. Play with old-time giant wooden games...

In 1962, the Count and the Countess de Chasseval opened the castle to the public for visits and put in place a remarkable collection of fishing items and works of art. The centerpiece of this collection is the coelecanth, an extraordinary prehistoric fish, now on display in the castle’s basement. La Bussiere thus became The Fisherman’s Castle.

You are now entering the inner life of the family. Take a stroll through all the furnished rooms: the linen room, the kitchens, the magnificent 17th-century vaulted rooms, the dining room, the office, the sitting room and its incredible view of the park and the pond…

Continue your stroll in the exceptional vegetable garden, the beautiful park, and the series of huts set deep in the woods... You can also go on a rowboat ride on the pond...

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