Château de Caumale

Escalans, France

The Château de Caumale is a castle in Escalans It was completed in the 12th century. The two lower towers date from that time, other were erected in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Escalans, France
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Jean-Bernard BIDAN (2 months ago)
A magnificent Christmas market, with a puppet show for children and finally a fencing demonstration...one word: Superb. We will come back...Beyond a place to discover during heritage days.
Florence Richardeau (4 months ago)
Gorgeous . An extraordinary reception room. A perfect welcome. Very well done visit to the castle
Marc Alheinc (5 months ago)
Coming for a wedding, we discovered an enchanting place. Some of us were lucky enough to sleep there. The reception room is breathtaking: in a barn or outbuilding, intertwined beams, a dirt floor (and not dusty), a wooden stage for the young dancers, acoustics which even allowed me not to complain about my hearing difficulties. And then, just before the meal, we had a storm like there often is in the south. These old towers surrounded by lightning are an enchanting spectacle. Gorgeous. A huge advantage for receptions: far from any home, you will not fear seeing the constabulary arriving even if you are too noisy after 3 or 4 a.m.
Nathalie Larroucau (5 months ago)
Always warm and original welcome. History and the current owners reveal the places with numerous testimonies (documents, costumes, furniture, crockery, portraits). Heritage Days
Camille Garbage (6 months ago)
Thank you Mr and Mrs Fabre, thank you Geneviève, Pierre, thank you both for offering two people who love each other a setting that goes beyond the marvelous. You are two generous beings who preserve heritage and share it with their newlyweds. I will never have enough words to express my gratitude to you. Thank you for enchanting our lives! ? A few stolen moments from our wedding that the castle, its cellar and its bowers have sublimated...
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