Château de Gaujacq

Gaujacq, France

Château de Gaujacq dates to 1686 and was built in the Italian renaissance style by François de Sourdis, general of Louis XIV.


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Founded: 1686
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France


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Antoine Pasquier-Desvignes (11 months ago)
Château avec une disposition italienne autour d'une cour et d'une promenade protégée. Des pièces dans leur jus. Visite intéressante un peu longuette. Mais très beau site à visiter pour encourager les propriétaires à préserver le patrimoine.
Fab (12 months ago)
Very nice discovery. Since the place has always been in the same family, the furniture is very well furnished. The guide, who is also the owner, will make your visit wonderfully. Good visit
Christophe Ducalet (2 years ago)
Beautiful little castle, beautiful point of view, magnificent plantarium specializing in camellia.
Ida Kastrud (4 years ago)
Visited Château de Gaujacq during the yearly flower-fair in May. Love the place watching all the flowers and plants.
Stéphane Lafitte-Ducasse (4 years ago)
Interesting place and people sharing an unforgettable experience. Try it and you will never be the same...
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