Registered and listed sites

Château de Bessay, a listed private monument, is opening its doors for you to visit this residence of rare Renaissance architecture, now comprising two towers.


Visits by appointment only

Listed as a historic monument in 1928, Château de Bessay is now a private residence open to the public.

Built on an ancient feudal mound, it comprises two Renaissance towers linked by a main building dating from the 18th century.

Its history is closely linked to that of the Bessay family, a large and powerful family who owned it until 1988.

The originality of the Renaissance tower lies in its medieval inspiration and its defensive character: sentry walk, machicolation and loopholes.

The park, with its centuries-old trees, is home to one of the largest pigeon lofts in the region, with its 3,200 boulins (pigeon niches). It has been a listed historic monument since 1990.

  • Groups accepted ( minimum : 15 - maximum : 100 )
  • Types : historic site and monument


  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions


  • English
  • French


  • Information board languages : French

Visits languages

  • French
  • English


  • Length of visit : 1h15 (on average)


  • Length of visit : 1h30 (on average)

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Projection room
  • Shop

Prices / opening times


Means of payment

  • Cheques and postal orders


Open all year round

From 01 to 27 July 2024

From 05 to 13 August 2024

From 19 to 24 August 2024

From 21 to 22 September 2024