Château de Bouvées

Labrihe, France

Château de Bouvées was built between 1530 and 1560 by Monseigneur de Saint-Julien, Bishop of Aire-sur-Adour, on the ruins of an earlier structure. At the time of the French Revolution, it was sold as a national asset.

The building consisted of three wings enclosing an inner courtyard, flanked in the corners by round towers. Only the east and south parts remain, the agricultural buildings attached to the ancient walls reproducing the earlier layout. Of the towers, all that remain are that in the south-east and traces of the south-west. The pigeon loft was built on the base of a tower. A demolished wall near the chapel reveals the former gatehouse which led into the courtyard. The chapel still has sculptures and two mullioned windows decorated with mouldings. Attached is a round tower standing on a base with four floors. A vaulted cellar gave surveillance of the surrounding area by spy holes. Inside are 15th and 18th century chimneys, earthenware paving, beamed ceilings and visible joists.

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Founded: 1530
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Laurence B. (9 months ago)
Hello, isn't there a gps coordinates error? Otherwise that makes me the owner ... :-) Happy New Year
Sandrine Hourcau (11 months ago)
An exceptional stay in an exceptional place steeped in history. You immediately feel at home in this very well maintained, tastefully decorated and furnished castle. It must be said that Yves the owner cuts himself in eight for his guests. Kindness, benevolence and attentiveness are the qualities of this man with a big heart. The castle is very well placed. There are many activities possible both outside and inside the castle. Otherwise you can let the magic of the place operate and relax by caressing the donkeys who ask for nothing ... Do not hesitate, and let yourself be seduced by this place loaded with good energies.
Valerie Cesbron (12 months ago)
Beautiful castle and welcome to the top
Severine Cervera (21 months ago)
beautifully decorated magical place. Yves welcomed us with warmth and kindness. I felt queen at home. thank you for everything
Irene Rummel (2 years ago)
spacious sprawling characteristic castle with lots of different rooms. owner is very welcoming, personal, and accommodating.
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