Château Deganne

Arcachon, France

Located in the heart of the seaside resort of Arcachon in Gironde, Château Deganne is an impressive mansion from the mid-19th century built by Adalbert Deganne then future mayor. Neo-Renaissance style, it takes place on the edges of the beach and hosted in its time the greatest of this world.

Sold at the beginning of the 20th century on the death of its illustrious owner, Château Deganne is then transformed into a Casino, hosting many games and other shows.



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