Bouges

History of the monument

A replica of the Petit Trianon in Versailles? Charles-François Leblanc de Manarval, a blacksmith and director of the royal cloth factory in Châteauroux, had the château built in freestone in 1759. 
 
A careful reconstruction. Henri Viguier, the director of a Parisian department store, and his wife Renée bought Bouges in 1917. An elegant society figure, she had the château tastefully redecorated and refurnished while her husband, a keen horseman, took care of the outbuildings. They bequeathed the property to the French state in 1968.

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To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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