Château de Couin

Couin, France

Château de Couin was built between 1745 and 1749 by the Landas family. It was designed by the architect d'Huez. The next owner, the Louvencourt family, continued the work in the 19th century. During the First World War the castle was a headquarters of British army medical care. Today Château de Couin is a hotel.

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Founded: 1745-1749
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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www.chateaudecouin.com

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Nathalie Zayonnet (2 years ago)
Very pleasant guided tour of places with a genuine XVIII atmosphere to recommend
Danièle Martel (2 years ago)
The owners have been able to keep the origin of this castle dating from 1745 and gradually reconstitute all the rooms of this castle while respecting its entirety with original and research pieces. In addition, they make themselves available to detail the composition of the furniture, the structure and their use. The stables are magnificent, thanks to them
Christine Dubois (3 years ago)
Another weekend filled with beautiful encounters, with visitors who enjoyed the discovery of the Castle of Couin. Castle which is restored identically by owners passionate about history of old stones and who like to share this inexhaustible passion for their magnificent castle. Thank you to them for their kindness and dedication.
A LIÈVRE (3 years ago)
Superb 18th century listed castle. Visit in the framework of the days of the inheritance, the owners make us discover with passion, the history of the castle since its origin. The interior restoration has been respected in the style of the time to the smallest detail. A wonderful moment shared with them. Thank you !!! Visit not to miss and redo.
C.F.S. MANS (3 years ago)
A magnificent chateau in the Arras area
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