Château de Loubens

Loubens-Lauragais, France

From the original Château de Loubens castle remains today the main 15th and 16th century building and three towers which still bear their original Renaissance design. The north facade, facing the park, is framed by two defensive round towers. The high west walls plunge into a pond, remains of the original moat. On the south side, the castle sunny terrace overlooks the surrounding countryside. An hexagonal tower embeded into the Renaissance main building brings rhythm to the facade.

The 10 acres around the castle have been redesigned using to the best the remains of its previous successive settings. The most ancient elements date from the Renaissance period. Among them, some remarkable box trees and 500 years old green oaks. A little parterre in classical French style on the north side leads to 4 squares of wild prairies framing a large alley planted with limetrees in 1825. Inside the grove, a stream, a bassin and a fountain bring animation and coolness into the woods.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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www.chateaudeloubens.com

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User Reviews

Odysseas Papadopoulos (10 months ago)
Wonderful privately owned (22 generations) château not far from Toulouse. We visited on the journée de patrimoine and had a chat with the daughter of the proprietress ! Lots of nooks and crannies to visit. Period furniture, tapestries, musical instruments, small printing press from the 19th century! Definitely block your calendar and visit!
stef (2 years ago)
Visit of the castle, and its park during the heritage days... a little refreshment would be welcome but the visit was enriching..
Elisa Salort (2 years ago)
Small village but absolutely charming. Too bad no visit for the castle but we will come back ?
Diarmaid O Meara (3 years ago)
Beautiful ❤️
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