Château du Plessis-Bourré is a château in the Loire Valley in France, situated in the commune of Écuillé in the Maine-et-Loire department. Built in less than 5 years from 1468 to 1472 by Finance Minister Jean Bourré, the principal advisor to King Louis XI, the château has not been modified externally since its construction and still has a fully working drawbridge. It was classified as a Monument historique in 1931.
The château was purchased in 1911 by Henry Vaïsse who, when he died in 1956, bequeathed it to his nephew, François Reille-Soult, Duke of Dalmatie. It was followed by the Duke grand-daughter, Countess Antoinette de Ferrieres de Sauvebeuf, born de Croix. Her husband Count Bruno took care of the castle management from 1978 to 2009. They both lived in with their 3 sons. They remain the longest stay family in the history of the castle.
The Château du Plessis-Bourré has been the location setting for numerous films, including:
- Peau d'Âne (1970) by Jacques Demy
- Louis XI by J.C. Lubtchansky
- Jeanne d'Arc (1989 telefilm) by Pierre Badel
- Le Bossu (1997) by Philippe de Broca
- Fanfan la Tulipe (2003) by Gérard Krawczyk
- La Reine et le Cardinal (telefilm)
- The Princess of Montpensier (2009) by Bertrand Tavernier