Thursday, November 4, 2010

Château de Cormatin

Château de Cormatin is located in the countryside of Bourgogne and was built in 1610.
What a grand home it was and still is and everything around it is so beautiful! The Chateau was occupied by a very aristocratic and wealthy family many years ago.

The Chateau is surrounded by a mote and one time a draw bridge. A man by the name of
Jacques du Blé grew up here and died young during the religious wars in France.
Here are the formal gardens surrounding the property.

The kitchen garden which was more up my alley! The garden was filled with kale, cabbages, and turnips! Everything had twig trellises-so interesting!

This is the kitchen that was later moved closer to the bedrooms after the wars started. The family wanted the kitchen closer to the wing in which they were staying.

Copper pots hanging on wall...
This was the library which was decorated as it would have been in the 16th and 17th century.

What a wonderful place full of history and stories. Please visit their website at to see more pics.