The Fishermans Chateau

Bienevue au Château de la Bussiere!

Once a medieval castle, turned into a private residence in the 17th century is this gorgeous property located in village Loiret…and guess what, dogs are allowed to stroll the grounds with you!

For the last 200 hundred years, the Chasseval family have owned this property and maintain the expansive land to this day by offering receptions, educational and self-guided tours around a 6 hectare pond, lush landscaping, a gorgeous garden with over a thousand different species of plants and flowers, a courtyard where you can peer into the horse stables, browse the game room, touch the chapel walls and tour three levels of the actual residence. Photography isn’t allowed within the château but you’ll see furnishings and paintings from the 16th-19th centuries, gold guild rooms and a basement level full of uniquely strange aquatic memorabilia and other fishermans (fisherpersons) equipment.

I’ll leave it up to you to google other websites offering more details about this area and I hope that you’ll get an opportunity to visit one day. Most importantly, don’t forget to bring a picnic and of course your dog!

Thank you for dropping by!

Bisous

Jeni

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Trois jours in Sancerre

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On the way to our ‘lil gite…
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Hang drying linen.
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Fence leading to baby corn and wheat fields.
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Dog house.
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Laffy keeping cool under the tree.
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My fist attempt at sun bathing. Too Hot!
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Let’s play ball!
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On the first tier of Sancerre hill.
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Fist Tier
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Our parking spot view.
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First wine tasting offering. Almost all businesses were closed due to the heat wave.
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Centre
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So we took in the views instead…
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Love these!
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Practicing my macro.
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Justin did manage a wine tasting here on Sunday.
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On the hunt for drinks and dinner…
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Closed
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Closed
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The citys monochromatic look, my fav. 
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Music scheduled here but turned out to be a poetry jam.
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I’m falling for florals!
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Hey Honey, walk by…
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Teal
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That font though…
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Next to the Sancerre Museum.
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Light post love
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Ivy dreams
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Stopped here for pre-dinner drinks https://www.panoramic-hotel.fr/
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Keeping cool at https://www.panoramic-hotel.fr/
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Taste Bar at https://www.panoramic-hotel.fr/
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Our way out to the car…
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Lawn decor made simply cute!
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The gate to the gite.
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Horse head anyone?
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The other gite for rent
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Resident horses
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Driveway out
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Another part of the property for a camper.
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The stairs leading away from the camper back to our gite.
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Show me the way Laffy!
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From the driveway…
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Laffys a great watch dog!
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Morning sun!
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Little shed with washing machine.
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Property decor
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Our evening walk…
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Wheat fields in golden hour…
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Another view to the gites…
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There he goes again; leading the way…
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Heading up the driveway…
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Across from the tourist info center.
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Sunday at the Sancerre Museum
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View from the church.
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From on top Tour des Fiefs.
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Tour des Fiefs, panoramic views.
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Yep, self timing action!
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This dog! A couple joking, “we should charge 25 euros!”
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Pastel
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Blue crush
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Blocked
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Hello car!
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The boutique was over priced! Nicest Lady though…
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Keeping cool
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Side view
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The other gite. Empty throughout our stay.
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Some gite decor and insect infestation!