A Tour of Lacanche Country - 3 of 12: Bussy

Lacanche Bussy range cookers are conceived and hand-built in the town of Lacanche, Burgundy, affording us a fine excuse for a virtual tour of this amazingly beautiful and bountiful region and a closer look at the town which gives this cooker its name…

Lacanche Bussy

Château de Bussy-Rabutin, Bussy-le-Grand, provides a fitting backdrop to the compact Lacanche Bussy

The Cooker

The Lacanche Bussy (pronounced Boo-si) is a 90cm range cooker with an impressive specification, available in dual fuel or all-electric formats. As a dual fuel range it has a powerful six burner gas hob with solid brass burner caps and cast iron pan supports. The electric model features a superb six zone induction hob using the latest generation G5 induction units for ultimate power and control. As with all Lacanche ranges, you can choose the best oven format to suit your needs, in this case with a choice of static electric oven with grill or gas oven on the right, paired with a dual function tall oven on the left. The dual function oven can be used as a static or fanned oven with the flick of a switch, and also features a grill. There is also a handy storage drawer for your pans and paraphernalia.

To see the full range of options, download our Configuration Sheet or visit the main Product Information Page.

Lacanche Bussy dual function oven

The Lacanche Bussy’s dual function oven turns from static to fanned at the flick of a switch


One major feature of all Lacanche ranges is the ability to choose from a wide range of stunning high lustre enamel colours, which you can match with a choice of four knob and handle finishes - brass, chrome, nickel or brushed steel - to achieve your ideal cooker. Your Lacanche range will not only look beautiful, it will be one of the best cooking platforms you can find, with high-grade components and hand-built quality which should last for a good 25 years or more. These are professional cookers with a very pleasant exterior, and an utterly authentic statement about how seriously you take the art of cooking.

If you like the Bussy, but would prefer the tall oven on the right, then the Lacanche Beaune is you ideal solution. Click Here for details.

The Place

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An hour's drive north of the village Lacanche, not far from Dijon, is the village of Bussy-le-Grand - charming but unremarkable in itself, with a population of only 300 or so, but nearby lies the Château de Bussy-Rabutin, which is more worthy of attention. Restored in 1649 by Roger de Bussy-Rabutin, a reputedly outrageous and flamboyant character, this minor aristocrat was a courtier of Louis XIV, but managed to find disfavour by ridiculing the king's personal affairs through the medium of song. Exiled and confined to his Burgundy chateaux with his mistress, he subsequently penned a series of scandalous stories based on the lives of various other courtiers, for which he was sent to the Bastille for a year.

Château de Bussy-Rabutin

Not a bad bolt-hole - the château is filled with fascinating artwork and scandalous memorabilia of a flamboyant but bitter man

Roger returned to confinement at the château, and evidently began to surround himself with interesting memorabilia and rather satirical cartoons and writings about his ex-mistress and other courtiers. His bedchamber is filled with portraits of 25 mistresses of French kings, and other rooms are similarly bedecked with fascinating artworks. Clearly an interesting and engaging character, Roger de Bussy-Rabutin understandably became a rather embittered man, but his legacy is a fascinating and eclectic insight into the times of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

The impressive château is set in 84 acres (34 hectares) of parkland and formal gardens, and is well worth a visit if you are in the Dijon area. Click here for more information.

Château de Bussy-Rabutin Gardens

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