This lovely 19th-century chateau built on an Ancient Gallo-Roman site has been renovated but still has kept its authentic charm. It’s located only 30 minutes away from Agen and has stunning views of the Pyrénées.
This wonderful property consists of two floors and has central heating. On the ground floor, there are 2 magnificent entrance halls with an original staircase, salon, dining room, family kitchen, study and estate office, and 4 lovely bedrooms. On the first floor, you’ll find a shower room, 6 more bedrooms, and 1 bathroom.
In the basement, you’ll stumble upon vaulted wine cellars, a garage, and a workshop. Then, in the west tower, there is a three-story independent Gîte that consists of a living room with an open plan kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 3 shower rooms. In the east wing, 3 large reception rooms are waiting for you, perfect for weddings or other events.
Outside you’ll find a splendid neo-Gothic Chapel, a dovecote that needs to be restored, and a swimming pool. All of this is surrounded by nearly 15 acres of wooded park with beautiful gardens, perfect for those who love to spend time in nature.
About the place:
Lot-et-Garonne is a commune in the southwest of France. The department has an area of 11,000 km² (7250 mi²) and about 330 000 inhabitants as per 2013 data. Its capital city is Agen which was incorporated into the kingdom during ancient times itself though there are no written records to support this claim. The other big cities here include Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Marmande, Monflanquin etc. The official language used here is French but people also speak Basque/Gascony dialects too depending on their origin.
The city was first founded by Greeks and Romans, but it grew to its current size during the 11th century after being ruled by both French and English settlers. It is located right on the border with Spain, so residents are able to cross over for work or leisure purposes. The city has been recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is known for its magnificent gardens, historic buildings, and lovely rivers.
Things to do in Lot-et-Garonne:
Explore all of the castles and chateaus throughout Lot et Garonne, France. Don’t miss out Château de Beynac. It is so beautiful with incredible views overlooking Dordogne River Valley. This castle was used as a set for Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie “The Wolf on Wall Street”. You can also find many other famous film locations there are all over Lot et Garonne like Cussac Fortified Castle featured in The Three Musketeers.
Visit the chateau of Villandrando, which was home to Bertran de Born. He held court at this castle before being forced out by Henry II in 1174. It is one of the most famous castles in France, and it remains partially intact today.
Next, you should see the Museum of Fine Arts, Villeneuve-sur-Lot. It is located on a beautiful site with views of the Lot River and its medieval bridge. The museum has over 100 paintings covering many styles from famous Impressionists to contemporary art.