Château de Bazoches

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Château de Bazoches
Château de Bazoches
LocationBazoches Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Nearest cityAutun
Coordinates47°22′51″N 3°47′42″E / 47.38083°N 3.79500°E / 47.38083; 3.79500Coordinates: 47°22′51″N 3°47′42″E / 47.38083°N 3.79500°E / 47.38083; 3.79500
FounderJean de Saillenay
Built12th and 17th century
Original useCastle
Current usePrivate residence. Open to the public.
OwnerSigalas family
Château de Bazoches is located in France
Château de Bazoches
Location of Château de Bazoches in France

The Château de Bazoches is located in Bazoches, the modern department of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, historically part of the Burgundy region of France.[1][2]


The original castle was built by Jean de Saillenay in 1180, on the site of a Roman outpost guarding the road between Autun and the administrative centre of Gallia Lugdunensis, now Sens. The design was a standard trapezoidal layout, with four towers and a keep surrounding an inner courtyard, upgraded in the 14th century.[3]

It was sold to Jean de Bazoches in 1284 and successively owned by the Chastellux, Montmorillon and La Perrière families; in 1570, Jacques Le Prestre de Vauban acquired it when he married Françoise de la Perrière, an illegitimate daughter of the Count de Bazoches.[4]

In 1675, Jacques Le Prestre's grandson, the military engineer Vauban, purchased the property from his cousin with money awarded by Louis XIV for his role in the capture of Maastricht in 1673 and it was extensively upgraded.[5]

Today it is private property, and classified as a listed Historic building.[6]



  1. ^ Château de Bazoches Homepage.
  2. ^ Château de Bazoches
  3. ^ "Château de Bazoches". Chemins de Mémoires. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Château de Bazoches". Chemins de Mémoires. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Château de Bazoches". Chemins de Mémoires. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  6. ^ Monuments historiques, at the ministère français de la Culture.

See also[edit]

List of castles in France