Château de Bussy-Rabutin

Located in the heart of Burgundy, the castle is distinguished by the quality of its architecture (Medieval, Renaissance and 17th century), by the originality of its interior decoration designed by Count Roger de Bussy-Rabutin and by a formal garden set in a 34-hectare estate where it is pleasant to stroll.
A mischievous courtier of the Sun King, cousin of Madame de Sévigné, a great officer in the King's armies, a writer of genius, it was one of his pamphlets, the Histoire Amoureuse des Gaules, which caused his downfall: under the guise of mocking the adventures of the ladies of the Court, he criticized aristocratic society and its debauched morals. Very quickly, the book got out of hand. The king condemned him to a year's imprisonment in the Bastille, and then to permanent exile in Burgundy, where he set about creating a set evoking his nostalgia for the Court and his feelings.
Inside his home, the Count delivers, with fantasy and impertinence, a very caustic fresco of his time and of the Court of Versailles.
A colourful Burgundian at the King's Court, a skilled soldier, a libertine, a gallant man, an academician: discover one of the most flamboyant courtiers of the great Louis XIV and a unique testimony to the life of a nobleman in the 17th century.

Guided tours are offered during the school holidays of All Saints' Day, Christmas, Winter and from 1 April to 31 May at 10.15am and 2.30pm.
From June 1st to September 30th, guided tours are at 10:15am, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.


  • Historical sites and monuments

Quality labels

  • Epiques Epoques
  • Maisons des Illustres

On site


  • Specific theme activities
  • Adult workshop
  • Junior workshop
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions


  • French
  • English
  • Shop
  • Room rental
  • Pets accepted


  • Parking
  • Toilettes


Type Min. Max.
Base rate - full rate adult 8€
Group rate 6,50€

Payment methods

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa

Opening times

Du 15 mai au 14 septembre de 9h15 à 13h et de 14h à 18h
Du 15 septembre au 14 mai de 9h15 à 12h et de 14h à 17h
Ouvert tous les jours (sauf les 01/01, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11 et 25/12)
Dernière entrée 45min. avant la fermeture

Special opening conditions

Open castle

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