Château La Tour Carnet

Saint-Laurent-Médoc, France

Château La Tour Carnet estate has origins in the early Middle Ages, though the details are largely unknown, but takes its name from Jean Caranet or Carnet, an heir of Jean de Foix who is believed responsible for having built the château tower. The wine produced here was classified as one of ten Quatrièmes Crus (Fourth Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Amy Lacey (3 years ago)
Our stay was above and beyond amazing. Our host made us feel right at home (a home that is a castle!). I can't even begin to list all the beautiful details. From seeing the swans in the moat as we arrived to being served the most wonderful breakfast as we headed off to other France adventures. We loved it all! Thank you!
Nicalena Neary (3 years ago)
Chateau La Tour located in the Medoc Region of France is lovely to visit. Part of the chateau was part of a castle from the 1100' s. There is a most around it. It produces mostly Red Wine but has a nice variety of Whites. The tour is worth while with a tasting afterward. Enjoy.
Jillian Madison (3 years ago)
We stayed at the La Tour Carnet for one night and had a wonderful experience! The staff was very helpful and always had a smile on their faces! The rooms were beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The grounds were also perfectly manicured and we enjoyed seeing the wildlife (unfortunately we missed the peacocks!) We also took a tour of the winery, which was very interesting. The wine was delicious and we left with a few bottles that we will be saving for a special occasion. Highly recommend if you are traveling through the Medoc region.
Tyler Kaye (5 years ago)
Beautiful chateaux, good wine. Very private tours. Good level of English
Wellington Merritt (5 years ago)
Castle here is awesome with great wine. Inquire about renting rooms within the castle.
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