Château de Chambonneau
Location: Gizay, in the Vienne departement of France (Poitou-Charentes Region).
Built: 14th-17th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00105462
Notes: Château de Chambonneau located in Vienna Gizay, is built at the foot of a hill on the edge of Miosson.The estate belonged to the abbey of Ligugé, who sold it to the eleventh century to the family Guitard Gençay. In the thirteenth century Jean Guitard is lord of Chambonneau At that time, only a feudal mound existed atop the hill. The castle was built by order of Philip VI, at the beginning of the fourteenth century In 1396 the family is Frottier Lord Chambonneau The castle was radically altered under Louis XI for Frottier Guy, Lord of Chambonneau, died in 1484 (on one of the first floor fireplaces can still see the arms of Frottier family). It was later purchased in 1578 by François Palustre, the presidial adviser and mayor of Poitiers and one of the League's party chief Francois Poitou Blom, Lord of Chambonneau, who had it from his wife, Anne Frotier, grandniece of Guy Frotier. François Palustre built a chapel on the porch. His great grand-son, Caesar Palustre Lord Chambonneau added to this construction a classic style door surmounted by a broken pediment Greco-Roman in 1686. The latter is decorated arms of the family. The castle belongs to the Palustre family until the end of the reign of Louis XIV (early eighteenth century). The castle was besieged in 1588 during a conflict over religious wars. Under the First Empire (1810), the castle was bought by De La Chaslerie and is still in its offspring.
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