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A little history of Busset castle

The castle | Stephane Blin / CC-BY-SA
Castle Busset castle

Fief of the de Vichy family, which first lord was Guillaume de Vichy in 1374, the castle housed a Templar's commanderie from 12th century.

Fell to Allègre family in 1387, then to the Bourbon with the wedding of Margaret d'Allègre and Pierre of Bourbon, chamberlain of king Louis XI, Busset was altered in 16th century.

The castle keeps elements from medieval time, for instance the Riom's tower, but alterations completed in 19th century by architect René Hodé on demand of Bourbon-Busset bring a new chapel, a neogothic main central building and formal gardens.

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I'm fond of strolls and History, with juicy and spicy details!