Château de Grand-Rullecourt

Grand-Rullecourt, France

Château de Grand-Rullecourt was built in 1746 by Antoine-Constant de Hamel, next to the previous castle. After the French Revolution, the chateau was sold as a national asset, (Antoine's son having died on the scaffold). 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. Today the castle host a B&B.

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Founded: 1746
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Micah Bell (2 months ago)
Good very good
Carole Bounden (14 months ago)
Stayed for 3 nights. Beautiful Chateau and home to Chantelle and her lovely family. Very peaceful. Spacious charmilg rooms. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour. So much history, lovely antiques and the family manage to maintain a passion for the business they run A wonderful place to stay.
Chris Lehouck (2 years ago)
Great location, friendly hosts. Don't firget this is a B&B, not a hotel.
Charles Petersen (4 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 (4 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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