"The Fontainebleau of Burgundy" was how Madame de Sévigné described this turreted Renaissance château with its Italianate inner court. Originally constructed by the de Rabutin family and once owned by Gaspard de Saulx-Tavannes—an instigator of the 1572 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, during which mobs attacked Huguenots in and around Paris—the château was partly reconstructed in elegant Régence style in the 18th century. Maurice de MacMahon, Napoloen III’s field
marshal, was born here in 1808; he went on to serve as the president of France’s Third Republic from 1873 to 1879. Guided tours in English are available by reservation.
35 km (19 miles) west of Beaune, Sully, France