The oldest and largest fortress of Southern Burgundy!

Berzé-le-Châtel Travel Blog

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the castle comprising 13 towers dominates the vineyard of Lamartinian valley in Mâconnais

                                       Within its three surrounding walls and dominating the vineyard of Mâconnais valley,the Berzé castle comprises thirteen towers constructed between the 13th and 15th centuries around a Carolingian chapel dating back to the 9th century.
                                       It is the oldest and largest fortress in southern Burgundy.In 1229 under St Louis reign,the Sire Hugues de Berzé transformed a former castrum into a fortified castle to protect the Cluny abbey that was extended and modernised in the fifteenth century
                                      As the interior of the castle is private,the visitors can only see the defensive features still present(remparts,fort,guardroom,a 36 meters deep well.

with its three surrounding walls,it was built to protect the Abbey of Cluny
..) and the gardens.

                                       Admission fees:6,50 euro,free under 12
                                       Opening hours:-every afternoon from June to September(except Thursday)3:00-6:00 pm
                                                                -every Saturday and Sunday of April and May 2:00-4:00 pm
                                                                -in July and August:10:00 am-6:00 pm

                               Château de Berzé-le-Châtel
                               71960 Berzé-le-Châtel

The 9th century chapel is a rare example of Carolingian architecture


petit_gooroo says:
Je découvre grâce à ton blog une partie de la France que je ne connais pas! Merci!
(par contre il y a un léger bug sur la carte !)
Posted on: Aug 02, 2010
fransglobal says:
Si tu m'en envoies quelques caisses, je serais completement heureux!
Posted on: Jul 25, 2010
bernard69 says:
Voici les prix par caisse de 6 bouteilles au château de Pierreclos:Macon blanc 2007:36 euro,Bourgogne Chardonnay 2008:39,Saint-Véran 2008:57,Pouilly-Fuissé 2008:76,50 et Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2009:46,80,heureux?:)))
Posted on: Jul 25, 2010
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the castle comprising 13 towers d…
with its three surrounding walls,i…
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The 9th century chapel is a rare e…
The 9th century chapel is a rare …
sign of the castle
sign of the castle
on the way to the entrance
on the way to the entrance
four banal
four banal
a rare bombarde
a rare bombarde
the interior is private
the interior is private
photo by: bernard69