Château de Couches Marguerite de Bourgogne

Imposing listed medieval fortress
30 km from Beaune and close to Chagny, the Château de Couches is an imposing listed medieval fortress. On the program: animated costume tours, shows, events and tastings.

Former fortress of the Dukes of Burgundy


The château is an ancient fortress belonging to the Dukes of Burgundy, dating back to the 11th century. Exerting a protective function on the road between Paris and Chalon-sur-Saône, the castle underwent numerous transformations over the centuries, but its defensive character remained intact. Its crenellated towers and keep dominate the road and surrounding countryside. Inside, you can visit the flamboyant Gothic chapel, the dwelling, the justice tower and, above all, the impressive underground passageways.


Couches Castle

Did you know?

The Château de Couches is said to have belonged to Marguerite de Bourgogne. Granddaughter of King Saint Louis and daughter of the Duke of Burgundy, she spent part of her youth here. Her marriage to the future Louis X le Hutin made her queen of France, but she was convicted of adultery and locked up in the fortress of Château Gaillard in Normandy. Legend has it that, after the death of her royal husband, secret negotiations between the crown and the powerful duchy of Burgundy enabled her to end her days at Couches castle.

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