Photo: Ministère de la Culture – Médiathèque de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
The “Château de La Barbée” that you see today is the third to be built on this site. The first was an 11th century fortress that sat on an island in the adjacent Loir river. The second château was built in the 16th century just slightly north-east of the present one. The moats and most of the commons still exist today, although several buildings were severely damaged during World War II.
Portrait of the count François de La Bouillerie
The present day château was built by our ancestor, the count François de La Bouillerie who was Imperial Treasurer for Napoleon, and then Treasurer of the Crown.
Xavier is a direct descendant of the François de La Bouillerie; and the château has always remained in the lineage of his descendants.
Coats of arms of the La Bouillerie family
The official Monument Historique logo
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