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BOULLERET throughout its history

Boulleret means a place planted with birch trees.
A background of his hut with stone tools dating back to 3500 BC was found in large fields. An important "villae" Gallo-Roman was searched at Peseau. In the Middle Ages three strongholds : Buranlure, the Peseau and the Jarrier and their castles are located on the town.
Boulleret has preserved the Buranlure castle. The castle Peseau has been redesigned over the years.
-* Across its various hamlets, you’ll discover the wash houses, the wells, the crosses, the barns, the beautiful farms and the pretty paths, an incomparable testimony of rural life of yesteryear.

Le Château de Buranlure

Château de Buranlure © Copyright Buranlure – Muriel Azemard {JPEG}
Eloquent testimony to the skill of the builders of the fifteenth century. Buranlure originates in the turbulent period of the Hundred Years War.
Built on a square surrounded by a moat called into water, it brings together in a picturesque house, pavilions, towers, watch towers rebuilt in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, from powerful medieval masonry. It has retained its flat tile roofs, and many deadly highlight insecurity which lasted until the seventeenth century. The gatehouse providing access to a narrow courtyard.

Inhabited until 1932 by families of farmers, Buranlure defies restore accidentally. Subsequently abandoned, it is the aftermath of the war in a pitiful state. Forty years of careful work has saved the most perfect example is in Berry, fortified house of the sixteenth century.
This castle is in private hands, but the owners allow occasional visits ; once a year during Heritage Days in September.
Castle Buranlure

Le Château du Peseau

Another magnificant castle to discover in Boulleret : Château du Peseau dating back to fourteenth century and restored in nineteenth century. This is a private castle (no visit).

The gothic church Sainte Marie-Madeleine

Eglise de Boulleret {JPEG}

XV century. Its bell tower is the eighteenth century. Inside, there are statues of the sixteenth century.

The wash houses

Lavoir des Fouchards {JPEG}
In our village, the wash houses have multiplied since the nineteenth century, in the interest of public health, but fall into disuse from the twentieth century, as and when the installation of running water at home and the arrival of the washing machine.
We have rediscovered. We wanted to study their history and discover the techniques and trades participating in maintenance work clothes. Throughout our research, we have listed.
We remain very committed to our heritage and we began a process of renovating our old washing for over 15 years ... Three old wash houses are now saved and fully restored in particular that of the Fontaine St Martin which is, each year, many festivies are occured.

The crosses


Témoignages de missions, ex voto d’un évènement heureux ou tragique, besoin d’une protection en des temps troublés, les croix et calvaires jalonnent le territoire communal. Vous les découvrirez au détour du chemin. Imposante et puissante comme celle située au carrefour des routes du Gravereau et de Ménétréau ; effacée et humble telle celle du hameau des boutons, elles témoignent de cette foi populaire et enracinée dans terroir de nos prédécesseurs.