Print the page content is only available to registered and logged in users and only as a tourbook!

Château de Boursault

Worth visiting

Added on 03 Jun 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 03 Jun 2015

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Château-Thierry - Saint-Germain-la-Ville

Route

1,2 km

Pan-Europe Cycle Route Paris - Prague

Route

1,2 km

Wien - Dieppe

Tour

1,3 km

busy

 

Please wait - map data are loading

Type of sights

Castle/palace

 

Name and address

Château de Boursault

FR-51480 Boursault

Geodetic coordinates

49.063800 3.850280

Communication

Internet

∎∎∎.∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎.∎∎∎/

Château de Boursault
Château de Boursault
Armoirie de Boursault
Armoirie de Boursault

The Château de Boursault is a neo-Renaissance château in Boursault Wikipedia Icon, Marne, France. It was built between 1843 and 1850 by Madame Clicquot Ponsardin, the Veuve Clicquot (Cliquot Widow) who owned the Veuve Clicquot champagne house. After being sold by her heir it was used as a military hospital in the first and second world wars. Today the Château de Boursault brand of champagne is made from grapes grown in the vineyards around the château and is aged in its cellars.

The present Château de Boursault was built by Madame Clicquot Ponsardin (1777–1866), founder of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house, in honor of the marriage of her granddaughter Marie Clémentine de Chevigné to Louis de Mortemard-Rochechouard in 1839. It replaced the old castle of the barons of Boursault. Construction began in 1843 and was completed in 1850. Madame Veuve Clicquot retired to the château at the age of 64 and died there when she was 89.

Anne de Rochechouart de Mortemart (1847–1933), Duchess of Uzès, inherited the chateau on Madame Clicquot's death in 1866. She was the daughter of Marie Clémentine and Louis. The Duchess sold the property in 1913. It was used as a military hospital in World War I (1914–18) and again during World War II (1939–45). The park was converted to vineyards for production of champagne. The "Château de Boursault" brand of champagne continues to be made in the chateau and aged in its cellars. It is the only champagne with the "chateau" denomination in Marne.

Building

The château was built by the architect Jean-Jacques Arveuf-Fransquin (1802–76). It was located on the wooded summit of a hill planted with vines, and dominates the surrounding countryside and the village of Boursault. It was set in a magnificent park covering 11 hectares (27 acres). The chateau was designed in a Neo-Renaissance style. The building was designed for formal receptions. It has monumental architecture with a high roof. The windows are heavily decorated. It resembles the Château de Chambord Wikipedia Icon, but has many more fireplaces. An 1882 description said "This beautiful residence contains all the riches of modern art, and attests to the generous and intelligent efforts of the princes of finance and industry to maintain the national taste at the level of its ancient traditions."

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Château de Boursault', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 May 2015, 11:21 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Boursault&oldid=663788320> [accessed 3 June 2015]

taken over / edited on

03 Jun 2015

taken over / edited by

biroto-Redaktion

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Château-Thierry - Saint-Germain-la-Ville

Route

1,2 km

Pan-Europe Cycle Route Paris - Prague

Route

1,2 km

Wien - Dieppe

Tour

1,3 km

Added on 03 Jun 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 03 Jun 2015