Short history of the Le Bocage estate. Charles Bezanson, mayor of Savigny from 1874 to 1897, built a new château in the early Art Nouveau style on the foundations of a different, older castle, that was burned down and destroyed completely in 1624 because of a family feud. The delivery of Le Bocage was done in 1881.
The initials CB are molded into the building structures and fences, in several places throughout.
The hunting Lodge St. Hubert is build in the Neo-Classical style and sits adjacent to the Château. It dates from mid-19th century.
Before the buildings got their current purpose as group accomodations and Chambres d’Hôtes (since 2003), they were in service as a holiday and recovery destination for children from Chaumont, a so called Colonie de Vacance. According to the local stories, there is still a lot to discover on the estate, like the foundations of much older buildings, objects from turbulent times, such as the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) and the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) and tunnels that go from the estate and lead to different estate grounds. Also there are centuries-old cellars and tunnelcomplexes, that still have to give up their secrets.
During your visit we are more tha glad to tell you all about the mving and turbulent times and history of the estate and its surroundings.