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Castle Busty de'urfe: photos, description Chateau de la Bastie d'urfe)

Basti de'urfe - one of the castles in the Loire valley, which is located in the municipality of Saint-étienne-Le-Molar, on the ground of the historic province of Electrophoresis. The castle dates back to the XV century. Its construction began after the thirteenth century the family de'urfe moved to these places. De'urfe owned this estate until 1836.

The castle has the status of a historical monument since 1912, however, get its members to help Polesskogo historical and archaeological society. Without them the castle would have been demolished.

Its appearance, preserved to our time, the castle is obliged to Claude de'urfe, diplomat and admirer of the Italian style of the Renaissance period. In the sixteenth century, he rebuilt the house, changing his appearance, and the interior. For the decoration of his estate Claude de'urfe invited the best painters and sculptors.

In connection with the history of the castle and mention other representative names de'urfe - grandson of diplomat honoré de'urfe, who wrote in the early seventeenth century novel "Astreya". In this work you can find descriptions of the castle and its environs. The novel is pastoral is one of the important works, which determined the further development of French literature.

The study plans of the castle has helped to define the initial appearance and location of additional buildings and structures on site. Managed to restore partial fence, the garden of nuts in the form of a labyrinth and other plantings, a fountain of white marble, the pergola and the pond.

Inside the castle you can see the decoration using shells and stones, the Sphinx, as well as a huge library, collected by Claude de'urfe.

The castle and the Park near it are the venue for cultural events - those that take place in the framework of the European night of museums and theatre festival "Baltiyskie night."