Château de Beaulon

Saint-Dizant-du-Gua, France

The Château de Beaulon is a privately owned château located in Saint Dizant du Gua. The gardens, and landscape park, a Monument historique, are open to the public.

The château was built circa 1480 as a residence for the Bishops of Bordeaux. The château has both stone Gothic and Renaissance style facades. It is presently owned by the royal family of Abu Dhabi.

The present gardens were created beginning in 1942. The park includes a French formal garden around the château, and an English landscape garden. The garden is listed by the Committee of Parks and Gardens of the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Remarkable Gardens of France.

A major feature of the landscape park are the Fontaines Bleues, natural springs whose waters are an unusual brilliant hue of blue. There is also a round dovecote structure with a conical roof, dating from 1740, with fifteen hundred nesting holes.

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Founded: c. 1480
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Axel Yvon (9 months ago)
Beautiful garden! A wonderful walk around the blue springs. Altho beware there are a lot of mosquitoes, do not wear shorts or short sleeve tshirts. The staff do provide you with some mosquito spray but bring your own! Had a wonderful time.
Kees Schalken (11 months ago)
Beautiful gardens with some mysterious blue shining wells. Also it is like the Frechs say: "très calme". Also visit the Maison du Cognac in the casrle. We had a very welcome reception and took some French culture with us in the form of a bottle of XO Château de Beaulon. Superbe!
Geralda van der Es (3 years ago)
Beaulon = Beau! Magic happens in this beautiful well maintained parc where you find yourself surrounded by natural blue springs. I love to go here for a quiet morning walk. ?? Don't forget to protect yourself for mosquitos as there are many.
Kathelijne Van Gampelaere (3 years ago)
Lovely château with special gardens. Les fontaines bleues are beautiful to watch: the blue/green colored water is very special. Don't forget to visit the château (very friendly people) and taste some delicious wines. Make sure to take some home, you won't regret it. ?
Paul Malmheden (11 years ago)
Fascinating park and wells, nice tasting of pineau and cognac . No other wines. Beautiful castle but no admittance inside.
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