Château de la Guerrière
Location: Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or, in the Rhône departement of France (Rhone-Alpes Region).
Built: 17th-18th century.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00118132.
Notes: Château de la Guerrière is located in the town of Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or. It was built by the family of the Sun, probably in the late seventeenth century.First modest possession of Buatier, allied with the Warrior, famous family of aldermen of the fifteenth century, it grew considerably during the eighteenth century, becoming, after twenty acquisitions by families of the Lyon bourgeoisie, a sumptuous Italian villa with terraced gardens. The interior features frescoed mixing architectures sham and scenes of bourgeois marriage. One of the most famous owners Jean Terrace is selling the 1640 to J.J. Chomey. The estate will pass successively by women from 1640 to 1774. The Chomey, happen to Gayot, then the Du Soleil and the Constant. In 1774, it was François Valesque who buy it. After three generations of Valesque, come the Durand, Fayard Mille, the Olphe-Galliard, the family Bizot then Bouexic of Pignieux and Sarton du Jonchay. The monument is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since June 5, 1998. This castle, private property and can not be visited.
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