Sully, the marshal's castle

The castleThe castle | ©Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA

Famous writer Madame de Sévigné said about this nice Renaissance castle it looked like a "Burgundian castle of Fontainebleau"! Count de Bussy-Rabutin said the courtyard was "the most beautiful courtyard in a French castle"...

Sully was put up between 1567 and 1573 by marshal of France Gaspard de Saulx-Tavannes, who also raised Pailly castle. The castle fell to the Morey in the 18th century: they added a triangular pediment on the façade and raised the wing overlooking the park.

Well, did you know marshal de Mac-Mahon, president of France (1873-1879), was born in Sully? His family, of Irish descent, descended from dukes of Burgundy! At the end of the 19th century, the castle was altered.