Château de Curton

Daignac, France

Château de Curton is a castle and a Bordeaux winery producing wines classified as Bordeaux AOC. The castle is situated on the edge of the town of Tizac-Curton, which takes its name from the first Seigneurs (lords) of Curton.

The earliest member of the Curton family documented in official texts is Raimond de Curton appearing in the 11th century, appearing as a Lord from the beginning of the 12th century. From the end of the 12th century, Regin de Curton made ties with the English Royal Family, signing a treaty in London. In the 13th century, the Curton Castle and its Lord, Amanieu de Curton appear in the records.

At the beginning of the Hundred Years' War, Edward III of England asked Arnaud, Lord of Curton, to remain loyal to him and defend Guyenna against the French attacks. As a reward, he granted him jurisdiction over the four parishes around Château de Curton, Daignac, Espiet, Grézillac and Tizac de Curton.

Later, two descendants of the Lord of Curton became famous during the war, Petiton de Curton who was a knight, and Sennebrun de Curton who fought along Edward, the Black Prince.

At the beginning of the 15th century, some sources state that the Lords of Curton went to England and are related to the present Cureton Family. The Château de Curton became the property of Louis de Beaumont before being captured by the French and was given to Jacques de Chabannes, Lord of Lapalice, who died in his new castle after becoming wounded at the Battle of Castillon.

Château de Curton remained the property of the Family Chabannes de Lapalice. In 1563, Curton Castle was made a marquisat for François de Chabannes. The castle was confiscated during the French Revolution and sold as national property to Citizen Rabeau. From this time, it was passed on through successive sales and weddings.

Since 1926, Château de Curton has been registered as a French National Monuments. It is a private property. Although there are no organized tour for visitors, the castle, a self-catering apartment is equipped inside the castle and available for guest rental.

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Curton 46, Daignac, France
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Véronique Bourdeles (3 years ago)
Cadre très reposant, gîte agréable. Idéal pour passer qq jours de repos
Nathalie Bergounhon (3 years ago)
Very warm welcome from Marie Régine. Available and considerate person. The place offers us an atypical and exotic setting. Good address!
Issy's Amazing Life! (4 years ago)
My grandma did a lot of research and found out that this is my family's, and we live in America! The people who lived their were in the ranks of dukes and duchesses, and I can't believe it!
Mohamed Hocine (6 years ago)
My grade is factual and deserved. Japanese and American tourists can do like the French and come and discover this place and its wine.
Myriam Hocine (6 years ago)
What a memory with Curton Castle. We celebrated the 30th anniversary of our youngest son and on this occasion we brought out 3 magnums from 1988 that I had archived because it corresponds you understood ... to his date of birth. Remarkable quality for this vintage which has flourished over time. The quality harvest had nothing to envy to many castles and were more titled territories. EXCEPTIONAL TO drink a wine with such aging 30 years later. I see that it will rise to create a gîte in this magnificent site with I remember a very beautiful monumental stone staircase. Thank you again for this 1988 that Jean had given me, I made good use of it for a great occasion on January 21, 2018.
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