Bussy le Grand
Roger de Rabutin, Comte de
Bussy, was a nobleman at the court of Louis XIV.
Unfortunately, he had a wicked sense of humour, which he was inclined to use at the expense of the King's friends, or, worse, his mistresses.
The ultimate disgrace for a courtier was to be sent home to his estates, and this happened to him quite often.
As his family seat was a
draughty medieval castle, he spent his time in exile doing the place up.
The result is the enchanting Château at Bussy-le-Grand.
Bussy le Grand, village
Château de Bussy-Rabutin
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