CHATEAU DE SULLY,private home of MAC MAHON family of noble IRISH lineage.

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Sully is a well-preserved Renaissance château,a living home birthplace of Mac Mahon family ,Dukes of Magenta,Marquess of Eguilly.Stables on the left and orangery on the right

                                     Located between Autun and Beaune in Sâone et Loire department(not to be confused with Sully-sur-Loire château),the Château de Sully is one of France's most romantic Renaissance château,a magnificent building arising out of the moated waters and one of the finest example of a French stately home.

                                    Sully is the private home of the Duke of Magenta,head of the Mac Mahon family from noble Irish lineage, stretching back over a thousand of year.

Château de Sully,birthplace of Field Marshal Mac Mahon,first President of the third French Republic,his tittle:Duke of Magenta was given by Napoleon III(the small)
One of their ancestors,an Irish doctor arrived in Burgundy before the French Revolution fell in love with a rich heiress and since that time the château is inhabited all year round.

                                   The tittle of Duke de Magenta was given to Field Marshal Mac Mahon by Napoleon III(the small) who was later elected Président of the French Republic.As commoner,I was very glad to get my ticket from the pleasant Duke's sister!The young Duke and Marquis,Maurice Marie Patrick Bacchus Humphrey de Mac Mahon manages with his mother the family vineyard producing fine Burgundy wines,often awarded in Chassagne-Montrachet.

the château is approached by an axial stone bridge accross its moats.

                                    Before entering the château by a lovely 19th door,notice the curious stone shapes on the outside wall that represent a marquess's crown.Heading further,you enter the courtyard,said to be "the most beautiful courtyard in the Kingdom" built for a confident of Catherine de' Medici(1519-1589). From  there you can observe the angled corner towers with pyramidal roofs and the different levels modified over time.

                                   Then it is the visit of the living interior ( where no pic is allowed),warmed up by an age old central heating.

the magnificent courtyard built for a confident of Catherine de' Medici(1519-1589) and formely said"the most beautiful courtyard in the kingdom"
..before enjoying the monumental staircase besides the northern facade transformed in the XVIIIC and leading to a terrace(nice balisters) overlooking an artificial lake.

                                  When you approach the château you see on the left stables and on the right the orangery,  a remarkable walled kitchen garden,don't miss also the English park and the shop (fine Burgundian wines).

                                  Also special children's events during schoolholidays,candelit tours,concerts,lunches,weddings.

the living interior displays fine French furniture and tapestries,pic@chateaudesully.com
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                                   On the 15th August is held the village fete with different activities on fishing,dogs...mostly hunting with hounds because Mac Mahons were very keen on hunting.

Opening hours:10am-6pm(7pm in July and August)

                         guided tours(one hour):10.30,11.30 and 2.30,3.30,4.30(5.30 in July and August)

Info on the château: www.chateaudesully.com in French only!

Entrance fees:7,50 euro(park,garden and castle guided tour),4,50from 3 to 10.

Wines of the château vineyard.Harriet and Michelle,if u want to join the young Duke,Maurice Marie Patrick Bacchus Humphrey of Mac Mahon producing fine Chassagne Montrachet wines,just call +33380213077

Info on wines:Marquis de Mac Mahon Domaine du Duc de Magenta Abbaye de Morgeot

                      21190 Chassagne Montrachet phone (33)380213077

 

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