Château de Grand-Rullecourt

Grand-Rullecourt, France

The fortified Flemish castle château de Grand-Rullecourt with its towers and crow’s-foot gables overlooks the road from Avesnes-le-Comte to Lucheux. The lords of Rullecourt were the generous donors of land to the Abbey of Mont-St-Eloi. Joan of Arc passed there as a prisoner in 1430. Antoine-Constant de Hamel started to build the new castle in 1746.

After the French Revolution, the chateau was sold as a national asset. His grandson bought it back but couldn't afford to keep it. It later belonged to Captain Wallerand de Hauteclocque, who was killed during World War I. After the war, the property was sold in parts. Later rented as a holiday camp, the castle was left uninhabited for some time. The daughter of Mr. Voisin, Mrs. Buneau, sold the chateau to Patrice and Chantal de Saulieu and their children on 24 December 1987. Today Château de Grand-Rullecourt is a Bed & Breakfast hotel.

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Founded: 1746
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Adri Mühlrad (2 years ago)
GEWELDIG mooi kasteel in het gelijknamige Franse Grand Rullecourt. Simpel Frans ontbijt (wel lekker vers). Prachtige mooie grote kamers. Zeer vriendelijke eigenaren.
Edith Vermersch (2 years ago)
Endroit magnifique !! Accueil très chaleureux par Madame Saulieu et son époux, qui nous ont fait visiter les grandes pièces du rez-de-chaussée aux meubles et tableaux magnifiques. Avons logé dans la "Petite maison" (2 personnes) à l'entrée du château. Très grand lit et literie excellente, j'ai pour ma part beaucoup apprécié le "chauffage" au-dessus du matelas… C'est un endroit où nous aimerions revenir pour plus longtemps qu'une nuit… Beaucoup de respect et d'admiration pour ce couple qui a su redonner vie à ce beau château, patrimoine français.
Geoffrey Petitpas (2 years ago)
Nous avons fait nos photos de mariage, ma femme et moi, à ce château il y a un peu plus d'un an. Il semblait donc tout naturel pour nos noces de coton de passer une nuit là-bas. Le cadre est agréable et verdoyant. Les murs sont quant à eux chargés d'histoire, que les hôtes n'hésitent pas à nous conter au détour d'un mobilier ou d'un tableau. Les chambres sont magnifiques, pas de mobilier moderne (à part la bouilloire pour se faire un thé ou un café) et reste dans l'esprit du château, les salles de bain sont simple mais fonctionnelles. Le petit déjeuner est correct rien ne manque et pris dans la salle à mangé du château. Il est agréable de flanner dans le jardin ou le vergers. Bref dépaysement garantit. Les châtelains sont quant à eux très accueillant et reste humble malgré leur rend de vicomte et vicomtesse. On voit qu'ils sont passionnés et qu'ils aiment leur château. Ils ont passés une bonne partie de leur vie à le retaper eux même (et ils ont rien que ça, tout mon respect et toute mon admiration). C'est une adresse que recommande +++. Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés. Dommage que l'on ne puisse pas mettre plus de 5 étoiles.
Charles Petersen (3 years ago)
Wow, not many B&B offer this Grand Chateau setting, operated by a princess and a Viscount. The room was tastefully furnished in period style. Gracious grounds and a garden with tracts of lawn and fruit trees. Simply unforgettable.
David Bannatyne (3 years ago)
Beautiful place to stay run by a lovely woman. Breakfast was good enough and the rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable.
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