Château de Bouges

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Château de Bouges

I lot of you my readers do know that I just love castles, in particular those built in the 18th century. This Château built “à l’italienne” under the reign of LXV, is a jewel!

Château de Bouges is located in the heart of the Berry region, the Loire Valley. It is classified as a monument historique and the gardens are listed by the Ministry of Culture as among the Notable Gardens of France. The château and gardens are open to the public.

I haven’t visited this castle yet, but I have definitely added it to my ‘must visit in France’ list.


Perfect symmetrie in architecture as in the garden landscaping.

2 English styled garden.

3One of the remarkable lime trees.

4 The flower garden.

11 Ancient conservatory.


6 North side of the castle.

7 ‘L’écurie’ where beautiful oak wood is used and where you can notice the names of the last stayed horses on the doors of the boxes.


The castle’s elegant architecture is matched by the outstanding furniture that was carefully selected by the last owners of the château.

Just beautiful! No much words needed!



For more information and opening hours of the Château de Bouges, go here.

I wish you a nice Sunday and please don’t forget the little girl Miabelle in your prayers.




Miabelle Gillier

Click on logo or visit my blogpost about Miabelle HERE.


All images of Château de Bouges : Maisons de Campagne n° 65 Juillet-Août 2010

Photo credit : D. Vorillon

By |2018-07-11T10:56:54+00:00April 17th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: |25 Comments


  1. eclecticrevisited Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM - Reply

    magnificent architecture…and I am such a fan of symmetry, too….lovely gardens….certainly a place to add to your list of places to visit..

  2. Gina Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM - Reply

    Beautiful Chateau, inside and out…so Andrea Palladio, perfect symmetry.

  3. Julie Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    I'm not sure if my comment went through.
    They don't make architecture this perfect and impressive anymore. Love the garden and the staircase is magnificent.

  4. Acquired Objects Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    I love the symmetry of the chateau and those windows are stunning! The inside is just as beautiful without being stuffy. What a dream place to have lived….I wish!

  5. under spanish moss Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM - Reply

    Greet…just beautiful. We are going to add this to our list to visit. Thanks for sharing the story of Miabelle. So touching. As a parent I can't imagine what they must be going through. Definitely keeping them in our prayers and praying for a match.

  6. High Heeled Life Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 1:37 PM - Reply

    Beautiful photos!!! this is afbaulous castle …
    I just read your post on little Miabelle… have sent a prayer for her and will continue to add her in my prayers …her and her twin are adorable!!! xo HHL

  7. The enchanted home Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM - Reply

    A total dream. The gardens alone I could be happy in with a sleeping bag! Haha! So magnificent. I just love the symmetry of french homes and the pale soft colors….it all comes together so magnificently. I hope you get to go there soon and share your visit with us, Greet!

  8. Charlotta Ward Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 2:53 PM - Reply

    I too love castles and this one I know well. I used to live in Angers, France and loved touring the castles and heritage sites.
    I think there are more than 400 châteaux in the region and it really does feel like they are 'wall to wall'. So many to see and some of my favourite ones were Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois, Azey Le Rideau, and Château de la Chatonnière with its fantastic gardens.
    Have you ever been to this region? You'd love it! In fact you may just stay permanently!! 🙂

    xx Charlotta

  9. Callie Grayson Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 3:09 PM - Reply

    absolutely stunning! each detail, just look at the stables!
    and the gardens, *sigh* I would wander for hours in those lovely gardens.

  10. Mona Thompson Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM - Reply

    This is so beautiful. I would love to visit as well. I have always dreamed of having a green house. I just love to play with plants and pot things. My thumb is not real green but I enjoy trying. Hope you've had a great weekend. Mona

  11. Kris Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM - Reply

    Beautiful! I love the English garden, the stables and the gorgeous furnishings.

  12. Anci Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 6:18 PM - Reply

    It seems to be a wonderful place. I really like the symmetry.


  13. M.A.the2nd Monday, April 18, 2011 at 1:48 AM - Reply

    Greet ….this castle is gorgeous. You know how much I love 18th century anything and this is exquisite! Parfait!
    best wishes

  14. Splendid Willow Monday, April 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    Oh my! I would visit for the gorgeous trees alone!

    All beautiful, and I can see that even the horses are spoiled!

    Happy new week to you my friend.


  15. peggy braswell Monday, April 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM - Reply

    Castles-ahhh yes. This one is just breathtaking.

  16. designchic Monday, April 18, 2011 at 8:02 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous gardens to go with a beautiful castle. Stunning architecture in the dining room!!

  17. Cindy Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10:24 PM - Reply

    Hello dearest Greet,
    What a beautiful estate, I could live in the horse stable, it is so gorgeous! I love the woodwork in there.
    You do find the most wonderful places to blog about.
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Greet,
    These are beautiful photos…I would so love to travel to the Loire's on my list.
    I hope you have a lovely day,

  19. Luciane at Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 1:48 PM - Reply

    Hello, sweetie!

    How are you doing, my friend?

    This is one of those posts we look, look and never get tired…. we dream! So enchanting, Greet.

    Thank you so much for your comments. You're always so supportive. I appreciate it!

    Have a great day, sweetie!


    Luciane at

  20. quintessence Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4:39 PM - Reply

    SO beautiful. But what I like best is how, although it is very large and grand, it feels comfortable, warm and welcoming, like the dining room!

  21. Casa Bella Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 6:43 PM - Reply

    Oh those perfectly manicured gardens, the fabulous greenhouse, and that stunning staircase! I love castles too. Seriously, how can you not too! Your posts are so beautiful, Greet.

  22. Mélanie A. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7:56 PM - Reply

    stunning . It is so elegant. I hope you are doing well

  23. EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    Beautiful! and the gardens are so fantastic.
    Have a great Wednesday!


  24. Jones Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous. I die over the boxwood trimmed in a damask pattern. Chic Rooms

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