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Guided tours

The main courtyard and the inside of the castle are accessible only in guided tours. The classic visit allows you to discover about ten rooms…

Practical Informations

For the 2015 season the château is open to visit from the 1st of March to the 1st of November.


April, May, June, September: 10:00-12:00am / 2:00-6:00pm (closed on Wednesdays)

Guided tours: 10:30/11:30/2:30/3:30/4:30

from July 15th to August 15th : 10:00am -6:00pm every day

Guided tours: 10:30/11:30/12:30/2:00/3:45/4:30/5:15

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King Louis XI of France

Louis XI is the son of Charles VII and Marie d’ Anjou, he was born to the episcopal palace of Bourges in 1423…

The Castle

Formerly this area was called Plessis-le-Vent. It was bought by Jean Bourré , Grand Treasurer of King Louis XI , who gave his name in 1462 …

The castle was built at the direction of Jean Bourré in just 5 years from 1468 to 1473 , a remarkable achievement for the time. Even today it remains as it was built in the fifteenth century.

The Chateau du Plessis-Bourre has the distinction of being Transition style. Indeed, it has all the characteristics of an end of the medieval fortress with its defense system.

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