A day to discover...

The Renaissance châteaus of the Tonnerrois

Follow this trail and stop off at 5 superb Renaissance châteaus, most of which were built onto ancient fortresses.

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Chateau de Maulnes
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Château de Maulnes CD 89 - Studio Morize
Château de Béru
Château de Béru
Château de Béru Château de Béru
Château de Tanlay
Château de Tanlay
Château d'Ancy-le-Franc
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Chateau d'Ancy le Franc CD 89 - Studio Morize
Historical anecdote

A lot of effort for nothing

The owner of the château of Ancy-le-Franc, Antoine de Clermont de Tonnerre, carried out some significant renovation work to make sure the King of Poland and future King of France, Henry III, received the welcome he deserved.

In an effort to please the king, Clermont decorated three rooms of the château, making sure to include the coat-of-arms of both France and Poland. He even got himself into significant debt to be able to complete these decorations.

Due to an unfortunate turn of events, Henri III changed his plans… and never came to visit Ancy-le-Franc! Poor Antoine would never know that later, his descendants would welcome Henri IV, Louis XIII and Louis XIV here.

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Château de Maulnes CD 89 - Studio Morize
Château de Béru Château de Béru
Château de Tanlay
Chateau d'Ancy le Franc CD 89 - Studio Morize
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