Château de Brancion
Between the abbeys of Tournus and Cluny, perched on a rocky spur, Brancion takes you on a journey of discovery of the splendours of the Middle Ages.
In the heart of the Romanesque road linking the abbeys of Tournus and Cluny, perched on a rocky spur, Brancion welcomes you and takes you on a journey of discovery of a dreamed-of Middle Ages: a fortified gateway, a dungeon dominating the village and the Romanesque church, exceptional panoramas and strolls in a completely pedestrian site. Enclosed in a green setting, the castle is a place where time seems to have stopped. Brancion has the particularity of offering an evolution of the castle architecture, from the Carolingian period to the Wars of Religion.
* The ruins of the logis de l'An Mil, one of the rare examples known in France of a large seigniorial hall from the beginning of the 11th century. * The 12th and 13th century lordly castle with the Beaufort dwelling and its defensive towers, the Treasure Tower and the 20-metre high keep which offers an exceptional 360° panorama.
* The 14th century ducal castle with the Beaujeu dwelling whose magnificent multi-lobed bays and monumental fireplaces bear witness to its past grandeur
Nestled between the castle and the church, the village offers a maze of flowery lanes where it is pleasant to stroll. On the central square (the "common plaster"), stands the 16th century market hall.
The Romanesque church of Saint-Pierre dominates a preserved landscape, forged by hundreds of generations of farmers. It houses wall paintings from the end of the 13th century and the recumbent of Josserand de Brancion, who died at the battle of Mansourah in 1250 (7th crusade).
Next door is the simple garden created by the association TREMPLIN Homme et Patrimoine.
|Basic rate - Adult Full rate
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- Specific themed events
- Workshop for children
- Temporary exhibitions
Pets are allowed.