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25 km from Bordeaux (TGV train station and international airport), 3 km from slip roads for the A10 motorway.
In the Upper Gironde, there where the waters of the Dordogne, Garonne and the Atlantic come together to form the biggest estuary in western Europe.
In a region able to satisfy all those interested in learning about nature, culture, vineyards and local gastronomy.
In the midst of pleasant and varied landscapes composed of vineyards, forests, marshland, lakes and rivers as well as small ports, towns and delightful villages, citadels, wine chateaux and Romanesque churches.
Its original owner entrusted its construction around 1786 to a famous architect. His mission was to build a large building composed of two houses linked to one another: at the back, by a vast colonnade topped in its centre by a rotunda, crowned with a cupola; and, at the front, by outbuildings laid out in a semi-circle on either side of a chapel. But, appointed to a high-ranking position, the owner stopped the works two years after they were started in fear of being suspected of using public money to complete the building of his chateau. His wisdom was not to bring him luck as the French Revolution began and he was guillotined in 1794, leaving the building unfinished.
Nevertheless, a significant amount of work had already been carried out after just two years of works as the west house and the semi-circular building comprising the outbuildings had been completed.
This shows the considered means implemented to construct a building (chateau plus the semi-circular outbuildings) that spans a total net floor surface area of more than 3,000 m² in such a short time. Raw materials for the property were taken from the quarries on site, generating several miles of underground tunnels, part of which was used as wine-making cellars.
The house comprises two wings set at right angles: one, laid out all on one level, faces south-west and comprises the state rooms, the other facing north west, laid out over three levels topped with an attic floor, would seem to have been intended for family life, despite its spacious rooms.
The south-west wing is linked to the semi-circular outbuildings via a porch opening into a vestibule enhanced with a 2-column portico, extended by a few wide stone steps without balusters.
The outside of the building is in a good state of repair; notably the roof which was completely redone thirty or so years ago and has been maintained on an annual basis ever since.
The semi-circular outbuilding
This building is directly linked to and is a continuation of the chateau. It houses two large, 2-storey flats, a chapel, a wine-tasting room, several small dwellings for wine-growers and some wonderful vaulted rooms currently used for storage purposes.
. The Steward’s Cottage: a small, 40 m² building, spanning two levels and awaiting full restoration works.
. An impressive, 17th century dovecote which, with its 1,200 dove-holes, is certainly one of the biggest in the region.
This vineyard is harmoniously laid out over 45.5 ha all around the chateau.
It is unfortunately in a very neglected state. An audit will have to be carried out in order to know how to take the vines in hand, but according to an initial expert opinion more than 2/3 will have to be pulled up and replanted.
The wine storehouse has not been used for 10 years and awaits full rehabilitation works.
The original Pharaonic project was never completed.
Unfortunately or fortunately?
Unfortunately, as it would have been interesting to see the works finished so as to judge the balanced proportions of a building which, in the 18th century, would have to have been perfectly symmetrical. But fortunately too, as its size which is nonetheless reasonable, has certainly contributed to its survival and the new owners, who will have to be daring, will already have more than enough to do with its restoration.
Especially as they will also have to look after a large vineyard in order to restock the kilometres of cellars with full barrels; cellars that are simply waiting for life to continue after an unfortunate interruption in production.
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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.
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