Château d'Aon

Hontanx, France

Château d'Aon was built in the 13th century to the site of 11th century wooden Motte-and-bailey style castle. It was transformed as a residence in the 17th century.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Aud HL (2 months ago)
Magnificent place of reception. Some odors due to humidity but the site is superb and the room in old stones and exposed beams is authentic.
korben Dallas (4 months ago)
Very pretty place !! I highly recommend ! Super friendly welcome! Professional
Pierre Guillo (5 months ago)
Building having suffered greatly from the wars between English and French dominions which deserves (like us) to have the explanations of these bruises by an excellent local guide.
Martine Rolland (13 months ago)
For my daughter's wedding! Very beautiful place, a magical wedding in a magical place! Very warm welcome by the owners, a top-notch meal and top-notch services! Thank you to the hosts who received us perfectly. We will keep very good memories. I recommend this place with pleasure. thank you
james g (15 months ago)
Booked online, turned up and nobody there. Went back online and low and behold it had a closed sign on it. Not happy sitting around in 33c heat
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