Château Margaux

Margaux-Cantenac, France

Château Margaux estate has been occupied since at least the 12th century, with the site occupied by a fortified castle known as Lamothe or La Mothe (from motte, a small rise in the land), and wine under names such as 'Margou' and 'Margous' was known in the 15th century, but it was with the arrival of the Lestonnac family in the 16th century that wine production became of particular importance, and in the 1570s Pierre de Lestonnac expanded the property and cleared many of the grain fields to make way for vines.

Following the French Revolution, the owner Elie du Barry was executed by guillotine and the estate expropriated, eventually becoming the property of the citizen Miqueau who neglected its care and maintenance. Briefly rescued by Laure de Fumel, she was soon forced to sell, and in 1802 the estate was purchased by the Marquis de la Colonilla, Bertrand Douat.

The estate's old château was torn down and completely rebuilt when Douat commissioned one of Bordeaux' foremost architects, Louis Combes, to create the buildings in the First Empire style, the mansion for the Marquis to move into by 1812.



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Founded: 1810-1815
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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Red Barker (10 months ago)
Absolutely stunning Cháteau and certainly one of the world's finest and best! Good luck getting a tour and visit to see the inner workings.
Avinash Tripathi (15 months ago)
One of the most amazing chateaux around the world. Stunning views and lovely wines to taste. Paradise for wine lovers. France tourism is kinda incomplete without visiting the place.
Bonbon (2 years ago)
This is a one of the most biggest chateau in the world.Beautiful place especially wine lover!Staff are kindness.Merci!
THOMAS KEARNEY (3 years ago)
Love the wine!
Deepti Gupta (4 years ago)
Beautiful castle and stunning vineyard , we had wonderful time at Chateau , I recommend all wine lovers to visit this chateau and their vineyards. This was the best part of our France trip . simply gorgeous place!!!
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