Château de Benauge

Arbis, France

Château de Benauge is a medieval fortress in the commune of Arbis. It has been a stately home of the viscounts and earls of Benauges and the viscounts of Bezaume since at least the 13th century. It is one of the most impressive medieval castles in Gironde.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Ricou Guipil (2 years ago)
Castle placed on its rocky outcrop which attracts the eye from afar without being able to visit it. Fortunately, Heritage Day gives us the opportunity to visit and learn about the very rich history of places coveted by the French and the subjects of His English Majesty. Visit provided by the owners of places full of riches and a lot of interest. Thanks to the guide??
Julie ROUILLARD (2 years ago)
A place rich in history and architecture, a family and an association of enthusiasts maintaining this heritage, a very interesting guided tour. I recommend
Pelat Jean-Michel (2 years ago)
Fascinating and very informative visit on the history of the region.
Philippe Deneux (2 years ago)
Very nice site. A gigantic restoration work…
Aslyne Daly (Big mama) (2 years ago)
Magnificent castle whose remains date back to the 100 years war if I remember correctly. Private property but I was able to visit the interior courtyard, some outbuildings and a huge well-renovated reception room.
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