Chateau du Plessis-Bourre, Ecuille

#10 of 57 in Historic Sites in Maine et Loire
Must see · Castle · Historic Site
Chateau du Plessis-Bourre was a single family home until 2009. This formibable, limestone structure housed the owners of the property for 31 years, the longest an owner’s family lived in the castle since 1473. The family has kept the rooms immaculately furnished, and on your guided tour you’ll notice that the furnishings from the 15th through the 18th centuries have been preserved with tenderness by the descendents. Most of the tales of the castle’s builders include legends of alchemy, dungeons, and sordid  history, but none fail to entertain.

The chateau’s location atop the water makes for an unmissable photo op, so click away. If you’re on the water long enough you may even see a pair of black swan floating towards their nest on the bank. PutChateau du Plessis-Bourre into our Ecuille tour itinerary maker tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We had our wedding at the Chateau, and it was truly the wedding of fairy-tale dreams. The location is stunning, the building is magnificent, the staff were helpful and accommodating, and it was an...  more »
  • We were staying in Angers, and visited this chateau on the same day as Angers chateau, as they're not too far apart. It seems we had a relatively busy day, from the reviews below - there were maybe...  more »
  • We visited for the medieval fete, this added to the spectacle, a exceptional castle and grounds, you will not be disappointed.
  • Wonderful! A beautiful castle in the middle of the countryside. The exterior is stunning with the drawbridge and the four towers. You can walk around the water to see the castle from many viewpoints. Entering there are many rooms to visit to end with a library and a small chapel. Only issue: the leaflet we were given (in English) at the entrance was totally outdated. France has to improve the way foreign tourists who don't know French are treated in monuments, places, etc.
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