Bridoire is a private Historic Monument of the 15th century located in the heart of the Monbazillac vineyard.
A bit of History
The castle has known many vicissitudes, looting, vandalism, political and financial covetousness.
Property of the famous Emperor Bokassa since 1987, Bridoire was finally expropriated by the State in 2002 following the exemplary action of the association for the safeguard of the Castle. It was then sold to the private sector through a tender procedure.
Catherine and Jacques Guyot, who have always had a passion for castles in peril, bought Bridoire from the State on 13 September 2011, with two commitments, to restore it and open it to the public.
It must be said that the Guyot family has some experience in this field with the chateaux of La Grande Mademoiselle, near Auxerre, Saint-Fargeau and Ferté Saint-Aubin.
A few months later Bridoire Castle will open its doors to the public for the first time in its history.
In 2012, more than 30,000 people will come to support Bridoire by visiting it. Large kitchens, dining room, winter garden, billiards room, large lounge, games room, scriptorium, chapel, stables, cellar and cul de basse fosse were restored and refurnished that year.
Today, Bridoire Castle welcomes more than 64,000 visitors a year!
The castle with the 100 games of yesteryear
On three levels the visitor can discover fifteen furnished rooms including a remarkable vaulted kitchen with its brassware, a dining room, a billiard table, a large living room, a guard room, an underground prison, a king's bedroom and a chapel.
Bridoire is also a site where the games of yesteryear are brought up to date. One hundred games of yesteryear for all ages, both indoors and outdoors, giant games, armour fittings, crossbow shooting, ski racing, reflex games...
Not forgetting the 19th century stables with horses and ponies!
Faithfully reconstructed games.
The Gaming Lounge offers game tables for quiet and friendly moments.
On the forecourt of the castle, the "Plain of Great Games" for fun whatever your age: Beam game, Skiing on grass, Tug of War, giant berdinguette, reflexes game, life-size goose game over 300 meters through the woods, petanque, jokari, croquet, giant fishing, egg-and-spoon race and many others ...
In the Guards' Room, the games tavern with its many board games and reflections!
And also, the archery to train with the crossbow, the Knights' Tent to try on medieval armour and helmets, calligraphy with goose feather or the giant chessboard to challenge each other between generations.
Not forgetting "Haunted nights at the castle" and "The mysterious valley"...
Tel: 05 53 58 58 11 74
Port: 06 30 39 38 22
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