Château de Balleure is a castle in the of commune Étrigny in the Saône-et-Loire of France. département
Description [ edit ]
The castle has a rectangular plan confined by circular towers. To the east is a rectangular residential building; to the north a gatehouse tower, a large square tower and a second square tower of lesser dimensions; to the west a high residential building flanked by a staircase tower.
History [ edit ]
Middle of the 13th century : the land belonged to the Sauvement family.
1340 : Henri de Sauvement obtained authorisation from the Duke of Burgundy to surround his house with walls and moats.
14th century : the castle passed into the possession of Rabutin d'Epiry.
Beginning of 15th century : change of ownership to the house of Saint-Julien.
1519 : birth in the castle of
Pierre de Saint-Julien de Balleure, historian. 1613 : passed to Charles de Naturel and stayed in his family until the
French Revolution. 1767 : François-Emmanuel de Naturel undertook a partial restoration.
19th century : shared among several owners.
The castle is private property and not open to visitors. It was added to the supplementary inventory of
by the monuments historiques French Ministry of Culture in December 1941. [1 ]
See also [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
VIGNIER Françoise (Ed) :
Le Guide des Châteaux de France, 71 Saône-et-Loire, Editions Hermé, Paris, 1985.
External links [ edit ]
References and sources [ edit ]
This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the . French Wikipedia
Coordinates: 46°34′42″N 4°48′03″E / 46.57833°N 4.80083°E