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Historic Chateaux

When historic chateaux opens their doors just for you

Discover another side of Aquitaine - the region’s legendary chateaux tell the story of days gone by and the legends of the great men who built them! It will be our pleasure to take you on a trip to the distant past, via symbolic places, listed as French national monuments, where you’ll be immersed in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, or even the Age of Enlightenment!

Discover medieval dungeons and period furniture of the Chateau de Roquetaillade’s private sitting rooms. Its first fortifications were built by Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great. The current owner, the Viscount of Baritault du Carpia, still live there.

Continue your journey to the spectacular Chateau de Cazeneuve, formerly owned by the Kings of Navarre, the French King Henri IV and Queen Margot. It now belongs to the Duke of Sabran-de-Pontevès. Visit the stately Montesquieu library, nestled inside the Chateau de la Brède, a fortress built in the 14th century - a perfect example of medieval and Renaissance architecture.

During these exclusive tours, a member of the family that owns it, or an estate official, will show you some of the most unusual places from the moats to the bedrooms and private parlors, through the gardens and wine storehouses of these historic chateaux - telltale signs of the region’s historic and cultural heritage.

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