©Château de la Chezotte

Château de la Chezotte

The Château de la Chezotte is a small Marchois castle on a human scale, set in a magnificent English-style park with trees.

In the former province of Marche, castles are numerous, small, human-sized buildings that elegantly punctuate the territory. These ancient 16th century fortresses are recognizable by their construction plan: a square stair tower on one side, a round tower at each corner on the other side.

Time, wars, the revolution… have often left their mark: truncated towers, sometimes clumsy rebuilds, open doors and windows…

One of these castles, that of la Chezotte, near Ahun, has preserved its medieval defensive criteria, while displaying a rare elegance.

To access it, you have to pass under the porch surmounted by a covered way.The castle “of princess tales”then offers itself to visitors, as if nestled inside its moat.

It is possible to visit it in part or, simply, to walk around it and then get lost in the exceptional English-style park of 4 hectares, a romantic place par excellence! Centuries-old trees, a fresh and lively stream, benches inviting to contemplation, all the conditions are there to enjoy the wonderful setting, the castle in the background.

Schedules 2022:

Open every day from July 13 to August 21 from 2pm to 8pm. In self-guided tour (the castle exteriors and the park with delivery of a description) rate: 3 euros per person.

Guided tours (Castle exterior and interior (first floor + room upstairs) + park + chapel) at 14:30, 16:00 and 17:30. rate: 5 euros per person.

Guided tours for groups of 8 to 20 people, all year round by appointment, weekends, rate 4 euros per person.