Bosbomparent Castle

Bosbomparent Castle, locally known as Château de Bosbomparent, lies in the village of Le Bos, in the Haute-Loire department in France.

Bosbomparent Castle was built between the 13th and 15th century. During its history it has been owned by several families; the Montmorin, the Alègre, the Colbert, the Rochemonteix, the Boinville and the La Roque de Séverac.

Its square, 23 meters high, keep is the oldest part of the castle and Blanche of Castille, mother of Louis IX of France, is said to have stayed here. Later the keep also served as a prison. In 1960 the castle burned down after having been struck by lightning. The present owners bought the ruin in 1978 and spent 25 years restoring it. They now live in the castle.

I could not find any other historical info about Bosbomparent Castle. If you know more; please mail me.

At present Bosbomparent Castle can be visited during summer when a guided tour is given through the uninhabited parts of the castle and the keep. Apparently it also serves as a B&B. Sadly enough it was closed when I came by. I would have loved to visit the interior of the keep. 


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Bosbomparent Castle

Bosbomparent Castle, locally known as Château de Bosbomparent, lies in the village of Le Bos, in the Haute-Loire department in France.

Bosbomparent Castle was built between the 13th and 15th century. During its history it has been owned by several families; the Montmorin, the Alègre, the Colbert, the Rochemonteix, the Boinville and the La Roque de Séverac.

Its square, 23 meters high, keep is the oldest part of the castle and Blanche of Castille, mother of Louis IX of France, is said to have stayed here. Later the keep also served as a prison. In 1960 the castle burned down after having been struck by lightning. The present owners bought the ruin in 1978 and spent 25 years restoring it. They now live in the castle.

I could not find any other historical info about Bosbomparent Castle. If you know more; please mail me.

At present Bosbomparent Castle can be visited during summer when a guided tour is given through the uninhabited parts of the castle and the keep. Apparently it also serves as a B&B. Sadly enough it was closed when I came by. I would have loved to visit the interior of the keep. 


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