Château du Plessis-Bourré
Treasurer and chief advisor to King Louis XI, Jean Bourré acquired the estate of Plessis-le Vent in 1462. In 1468, he started building the current chateau on the site of this ancient manor. It only took five years for the building of this masterpiece to be complete. It has not been altered since that time. Le Plessis-Bourré is an example of the Transition style. Its imposing defensive system, including its impressive double draw-bridges its very wide moats, its wall-walk, its corner-towers and its keep, classify it as a stronghold dating from the end of the Middle Ages. However, its elegance, its majestic courtyard, its covered promenade, its large rooms lit by high mullioned windows, its sumptuous decorationand the comfort of its interiors enjoyed by many French kings, all these features speak of the Renaissance.