Sully Travel Guide

  • Chateau Sully
    Chateau Sully
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  • Chateau Sully side pavilion
    Chateau Sully side pavilion
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  • Inside the chateau
    Inside the chateau
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  • More detail

    There is of course so much more to the history of this impressive moated château set in its own parkland that you can still walk around today. The 1st Duke of Magenta, Field Marshall Mac Mahon went on to become elected President of the French Republic, the only person from Burgundy to ever do so. There is a background of military might, grand hunts...

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  • The Irish connection - amazing story!

    It was also interesting because it was in Irish hands. How this came about was that the original owners, named Morey, decided to liven things up a little and one married a 19-year old. She did liven things up a lot to the point where the doctor was frequently called to the 60 year old Morey until he died. The 19 year old was so enamoured of the...

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  • Architectural detail

    The courtyard forms a remarkable order of Renaissance facades and decoration. Decor bosses reign over the entire ground floor's illuminated arched bays. Upstairs, the tables provided with Ionic pilasters frame the windows that are grouped in pairs. A niche formed between each flat is topped with a head emerging from a medallion. The ornamentation...

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  • Chateau Sully plan

    In plan, the castle forms a large square and includes four main buildings at right angles to one another that surround a central courtyard with four square towers planted at the corners. This entire complex is surrounded by a moat filled with water from the Dree. Towards the west, a stone bridge crosses the moat which was filled labalustrade about...

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  • And some more

    Amélie, 9th Marquise de Mac Mahon and 4th Duchesse de Magenta, today runs this impressive stately home and estate as well as the family vineyards at the Abbaye de Morgeot in nearby Chassagne-Montrachet. She also tries to run the lives of her two children Pélagie and Maurice. However most days it feels more like they're running her.One of the most...

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  • More background

    The Roman site evolved into a moated medieval fortress with eight towers around a central courtyard. The Château as seen today was begun in the second half of the 16th century, shortly after the Château’s acquisition by the Saulx-Tavannes family in 1515.The marriage of Charlotte de Morey to Jean-Baptiste de Mac Mahon in 1750 heralded a new era. The...

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  • Chateau Sully

    The Château de Sully, half an hour west of Beaune, lies hidden like a rare jewel in the rolling hills of the charming Burgundy countryside. The moat surrounds four completely different architectural facades facing the compass points and in the interior is the most beautiful Renaissance courtyard in France. The Château is situated in the Drée river...

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  • Some Interesting Features Of the Grounds

    Having seen the statue of the Marshal, it time to follow the encircling moat and note the decoration of its retaining wall, then cross back to the outbuildings which are extensive and well built.Those on the right as you leave, are the stables. Particularly note the fine carved stone horse head over the main door.

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  • Admire the North Face & Terrace

    The North side of the Chateau commands the best view, enhanced by a small lake in front of a magnificent staircase and Terrace. Around back on the South side beyond the Chapel stands the statue of President Mac-Mahon. (The year 2008 is his 200th birthday).

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