The hamlet of Château de la Montagne is located in the south-eastern foothills of the Morvan, in the commune of Saint-Honoré-Les-Bains.
This unusual 25-hectare hamlet is fully listed in the Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques (Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments) and includes more than twenty buildings that are fully protected (ISMH and/or MH): Château, Poterie, Régie, Tower, stables, etc.
In addition to the château itself, the Poterie is a particularly noteworthy listed building. This industrial monument, the only one of its kind in Europe, includes the pottery itself, with its two kilns, the mixer and the settling tanks, as well as the earthenware factory and the recumbent kiln.
A fortified castle with a moat and drawbridge was first built here at the end of the 15th century.
Late 18th century: the castle was partially destroyed by a hurricane. Jean-Baptiste Caristie gave it its current appearance.
1786: The d'Espeuilles family became the owners of the château.
From 1839 to 1841, Félix Duban undertook the renovation of the reception rooms.
On the main staircase, you will also be able to admire a large sculpted terracotta group by Pierre-Louis Rouillard, entitled "The Boar Hunt". This landmark work of 19th-century animal art is listed as a Historic Monument.
Self-guided tours are not permitted. Visits can only be arranged with the Tourist Office during the spa season.
If you are a group of at least 15 people, please contact the Tourist Office on 03 86 30 43 10.