Château de Vins was built by Saint Marc Jaumegarde, member of the Garde noble family in the early 16th century. The abandoned castle was restored since 1960.


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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Adrien Eyglier (4 months ago)
Très beau
EVE (4 months ago)
Château qui ne tombe pas en ruine et c'est tant mieux.
Daniel veyre (8 months ago)
Belle bâtisse au coeur du village.
caroline fedele (9 months ago)
Super endroit !!! Juste la cuisine gros bémols dommage
Aurélie R (14 months ago)
Déception. Nous sommes venu exprès du 06 afin de venir visiter le château qui mentionné bien que les horaires d'ouvertures sont de 15 à 17h le dimanche. Nous avons sonné plusieurs fois à l'accueil sans réponses nous sommes donc rentré bredouille. Dommage.
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