Château de Pontécoulant

Pontécoulant, France

Pontécoulant estate presents all the distinctive features of nobility: castle, gamekeeper and gardener's detached house, dovecote, landscaping park, vegetable garden, guest houses, farm, woods and grounds. The Le Doulcet de Pontécoulant family arrived there in the 14th century. Their home was rebuilt in the 16th century and enlarged in the 17th. Since the second part of 17th century, the family has lived in Caen and above all in Paris: the castle became a second home. The interior decoration, furniture and daily objects embody the way of life of this 19th century aristocratic family: dining room, lounge, billiard room, rooms in the ground and first floor hold pieces of furniture of diverse origins: French pieces with renown trademarks, exotic and local furniture showing the taste for travels and the Le Doulcet de Pontécoulants' attachment to the region.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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Kuala Lumpur SEO (2 years ago)
Lovely Chateau
malcolm colman (2 years ago)
Lovely setting. Beautiful pop of Chateau. Very friendly people run this vineyard.
Laurence Bragard (3 years ago)
We visited for haloween as it was advertised online there would be activities for children. When we arrived there was a queue already with lots of families dressed in fancy dress. We managed to get to the front after about an hour and a half but were told that they had not prepared well enough and run out of activities for the children. We then had a short tour with a story in French lasting about 5 minutes. My children were massively disappointed and to be honest the whole thing was disorganised and frankly a shambles. The chateaux and grounds themselves were beautiful but we were not here to see this. I would recommend that the next event they ensure they have tickets or enough materials and activities to last.
jessica van Wassenaar (4 years ago)
Mooi kasteeltje met mooie omgeving om te wandelen. Jammer dat de rondleiding in zeer beperkt engels wordt gegeven.
Steph Galland (4 years ago)
Ce lieu est tout simplement magique ! C'est un voyage dans le temps ! Les guides ont su nous faire voyager. On a envie d'y rester. Je l'ai fait découvrir à des amis et je souhaite continuer à passer le message afin que mon entourage, amis visitent le château de Pontécoulant.
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