Chateau de Savigny-Les-Beaune

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It is in Burgundy, in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, that the prestigious Chateau de Savigny-lès-Beaune overlooks a magnificent property of 12 hectares, crossed by a river, which originally supplied the moat of this old fortress.

Built in 1340 for the Duke Eude by Jean de Frolois, Marshal of Burgundy, it was dismantled in 1478 as punishment because the Lord had sided with Mary of Burgundy against Louis XI, leaving only the machicolation corbel that are still present on two of the towers. A property of the Bouhier family in the early seventeenth century, It was Etienne who at that time restored and adorn the Castle. His son Jean, the new owner at his father’s death in 1635, will build the great interior staircase on the same model as the one built by Mansart at the Château de Maisons-Laffitte. His son Bénigne succeeded him in 1671 and marked his passage by building the “Petit Château” (Little Castle). The eldest son of Bénigne, Jean Bouhier, became a member of the French Academy in 1727.

In 1689, it became the property of the De Migieu family, then by marriage to the General Count of Loyère and his descendants. His son, the Count of Loyère, whose grandson, the academician Joseph Pesquidoux, was born in Savigny in 1869, was the president of the Viticulture Committee of the Côte d’Or from 1854 to 1879.

His collaborator was Dr Guyot whose works on viticulture are still authoritative today. After his death, he was buried at Savigny in 1872.

During the year 1719, the president De Migieu had to abandon his castle for a few months when it was the imposed residence of the Duchess of Maine during her exile in Burgundy.



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