This château on the banks of the River Armançon is one of Burgundy's finest residences. It was built for Antoine III de Clermont, Dauphiné's governor and husband of Anne-Françoise de Poitiers, from 1542 to 1550, according to plans by Sebastiano Serlio, a talented Italian architect who came to the court of François I He played a significant role in introducing the principles of Italian Renaissance architecture to France. The elegant courtyard and murals have been beautifully restored.
Address:18 place Clermont-Tonnerre, 89160 Ancy-le-Franc
Phone:+33 3 86 75 14 63
Price:9 € (-15 years old 6 €)
Jul-Aug: 10.30am-6pm, Mon 1.30pm-6pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: daily except Mon 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm; rest of year: daily except Mon 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm - closed mid Nov-end Mar, Good Fri