The Château de La Rochepot has been standing on its rocky peak since the 13th century. On the surrounding grounds, the visitor can see the ruins of the castle which originally occupied the site and was built in the 11th century by Alexander of Burgundy.
During the 15th century, the Château became the home of the Lords Régnier and Philippe Pot, both Knights of the Golden Fleece and counsellors to the Dukes of Burgundy.
Subsequent owners include members of the Montmorency family and the Cardinal of Retz.
At the end of the 19th century the Colonel Sadi Carnot carefully restored the castle which had been destroyed during the French Revolution.
The Age of the Golden Fleece