View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet
Gardens and Promenades
Off the beaten track in a small wooded valley, Château de Bussy-Rabutin stands a splendid testament of famous libertine Roger de Rabutin. While exiled here for misdemeanors on society, he not only penned lHistoire amoureuse des Gaules (the loving history of the Gauls), he also expressed his resentment towards Louis XIV and the nostalgia of his turbulent love affairs on the walls of his château. The magnificent interior apartments are decorated with over 200 17th Century paintings with elaborately painted ceilings to rival a mini Versailles.
Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin
Château de Bussy-Rabutin is surrounded by it's moat in 34 hectares of parkland and formal gardens on the ordered French style. While the facade of the house is representative of the XVII century, the courtyard is surrounded by galleries decorated typical of the first French Renaissance.
Middle Age Bridge near Le musee Courbet