The castle of Chabenet is a French castle of the Middle Ages, located on the territory of the commune of Pont-Chrétien-Chabenet, in the department of Indre, in region Center-Val de Loire.
The castle was built under Louis XI, by Josselin du Bois, lord of Montmorillon, during the second half of the 15th century1. It is completed in 1471.
In 1544, Josselin's grandson, Jean du Bois, known as "le rouge", kidnapped the daughter of the prosecutor of the royal causes of Poitiers. He is sentenced to death and takes refuge at Aubert de Montjohan, who hides him. Taking advantage of the situation, it acquires the castle.
During the wars of religion, it belongs to the Protestant house Pierre de Buffière. This castle remains Protestant property from 1585 to 1735. In 1635, it is partially dismantled by Richelieu. Sold as émigré property in 1793, it was bought in 1803 by the family of Poix. Louis Thomas Benjamin comte de Poix restored it in 1850, then bequeathed it to his goddaughter, Josephine de Boisé. The estate comprises nearly 2000 hectares and goes from Chabenet to Rocherolles.
The building is listed as a historic monument in 1927.
In 1471, ditches 8 toises (15,50 m) wide were dug by a company of Saint-Gaultier. It then included 14 towers and a dungeon.