Come and visit Dumphlun!
History. South of the road from Nevers to Château-Chinon (Nièvre, Burgundy), the castle and farm of Dumphlun stand on a promontory overlooking the Andarge valley.
This site has been occupied for a very long time, as the Celtic roots of its name testify: "Dun" indicates a fortress and "flun" a river. Built in the 13th and 14th centuries, the castle of Dumphlun was first a stronghold, disputed and then taken by the Burgundians during the Hundred Years' War (1430).
During the Renaissance, the d'Anlezy and La Perrière families transformed the place into a seigneurial residence. Gabriel de La Perrière, Vauban's grandfather, was the first Lieutenant General of the Nivernais. Imbert d'Anlezy, veteran of the Italian wars, one of the hundred members of the King's household, wrote a Book of Fortune illustrated by the painter Jean Cousin.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, Dumphlun became the residence of the Marquis de Rémigny, an influential family that had probably arrived in the Nivernais region with the Dukes of Gonzaga. A monumental project was then conceived, the plans of which have been preserved. A new wing was added to the castle, as well as very large farm buildings with the same volumes and Mansard-style roofs.
This farm, the largest "model farm" in the Nièvre region, prospered in the 19th century, when it was a place of innovation for agriculture and breeding.
Take a guided tour, attend our summer events, visit the restoration site... there are many different ways to discover Dumphlun and what it reflects of the history of the Nivernais.
Open to visitors every day from July 8 to August 16, 2021:
Visit of the farmyard, the garden and the panorama on the forest of Amognes every day from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Guided tour of the interiors every day at 10:30 am (prior registration preferable in case of affluence - groups limited to 12 people + their children).
Free for children up to 14 years old. Reservations can also be made on the online ticketing site Patrivia