Built on the remains of a Gallo-Roman camp, Brandon was a part of the military defense set-up of the Duchy of the Burgundy up until the 15th century. It is an excellent example of military architecture with Upper and Lower walled Courtyards, 12th century path round and a 13th century drawbridge tower. The main building was modified during the reign of king Louis XIII, as the fortress was turned into a 17th century residence. Brandon is a family home, inhabited all year round. Wonderful panoramic view
OPENING TIMES IN 2018
Brandon is open during July and August, on Thursdays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on the 15th of August and during European Heritage Days (September 15th and 16th)
Guided tours are scheduled at 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. Tours last for 50 minutes. It includes a tour inside and outside the castle along with an exhibition on heraldry.
Guided tour €6,50
Groups above 10 people €5,50
Children under 15 €3,50
Château de Brandon – 71670 Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes – FRANCE