Château de Regnière-Écluse

Regnière-Écluse, France

Château de Regnière-Écluse was built originally around 1030 and it has been in the hands of same family since then. In the 19th century the castle and garden were altered to the current neogothic appearance. The oldest part dates from the late 16th century.



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Founded: c. 1030
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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User Reviews

Jonathan Y. Lee (5 months ago)
Just out walking our dog and ran into the Count of this magnificent Hunting Castle. Lovely gentleman who graciously offered us a private tour of his mansion even though it was closed to tourist for the season. Amazing collection of historical art and generations of family history. Truly a sight to behold and I'd recommend anyone in this area to come for a visit, but be sure to book ahead if you need an English speaking guide. When we're back to this region, it will definitely be on our favorite places to visit and hang out with the Count again : )
Shenja Ruthenberg (9 months ago)
We visited the gardens and castle with our small daughter. The gardens are huge and beautiful with meadows, small forests, a lake and some cows. The tour guide was very understanding with our daughter during the 1 hour visit of the castle. It is still inhabited by its owner who is around and who is a very friendly and educated person. We will certainly come back.
Margot (16 months ago)
Beautiful castle, with an English style garden and a large park to take a stroll in. Guided visits available in summer.
Lorenz Peeters (4 years ago)
Nice domain!
Thijs Bottema (4 years ago)
From afar, the Château and it’s surroundings are beautiful, but when you look closer, you can see the bad maintenance of the building. Hopefully the French state will do something to maintain this beautiful piece of art for the future generations. Nevertheless, we’ve had an amazing tour with a Dutch tour guide who took all the time to tell us about the history of the Château, the family and the surroundings. It was very interesting and everyone was really kind. Furthermore, it was very inspiring to see how the count is trying to do what’s in his power to maintain the Château’s glory. After the guided tour inside, it was great to walk around the park for a while. Hopefully in the near future it’ll be restored and then it’ll be 5 stars for sure.
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