Chateau de Langoiran, Langoiran

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The Château de Langoiran is located in the district of Bordeaux in Gironde, in Langoiran, Aquitaine, France. The "donjon" of the castle (fortified central tower) is one of the largest in France. It overlooks the Garonne Valley and offers a good view for visitors. It has been listed as a French Monument Historique since May 1892.
This castle was built in the 13th century by the Escoussans family, one of the most famous families of Gascony. The castle of Langoiran was owned successively by the families of Escoussans, Albret (from 1345 to 1378), and Montferrand (from 1378 to 1590). Bertrand III de Montferrand was Soudan de la Trau. He married Isabelle de Preissac, daughter of Arnaud de Preissac, Soudan de La Trau, (member of the Order of the Garter) and Marguerite of Stratton (daughter of John of Stratton).
After being ruined by multiple unsuccessful wars, the owners were forced to sell their land and the castle to a gentry family from Bordeaux: the Arnoulds. The castle of Langoiran and its seignory were mentioned as early as the 11th century. The older parts of the remaining castle date from the 13th century and the Renaissance.
The seignory of Langoiran was one of the most famous and powerful of the Duchy of Aquitaine. For centuries, it had been involved in quarrels between the kings of France and England, both hoping to obtain its accession. When the Duchy of Aquitaine belonged to the English kings and not to the Kingdom, the successors of Henry II Plantagenet were called "Kings of England and Aquitaine".
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  • very interesting we never get tired of listening to the guide who is the owner of the castle.
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  • A small conversation with the gentleman allows to become aware of the work carried out by the Association that consolidates the castle for 46 years. We learn that the wall of the entrance was completely reassembled (what our eyes of connoisseurs had not even spotted, IE the quality of the work) since totally collapsed. There is still a lot to do but the panorama, the descent of the stairs of the Chatelet, the tower and all these little things make it a pleasant Castle
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  • When we enter this monument, we had the impression to be elsewhere, in another world, that of the middle ages. It is a quite magical. We were received by lovely people, the owner and his son. They explained the history of this fortress in addition 7 centuries, and the various stages of its construction. It is a castle which was in ruins for 3 centuries. And since 1972, they try with the means to restore it. There is such a Dungeon from the 14th century that is one of the biggest dungeons of France. A few days after our first visit, we came back to attend a medieval party that liked to my two daughters, because they were able to see the princesses. stakeholders that have animated this day (September 30) were exciting and passionate (educational workshops for small and large, hunt for treasures, fighting, sketches...)
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  • Very nice. Great job building the castle back.
  • One of the ruin castles in Bordeaux Historical place
  • Old castle, great atmosphere
  • Great chateau visit. Fantastic owner who takes alot of time to give a very good overview of bordeaux wine. Highly recommend a visit. The Cadillac sweet wine is excellent.
  • Great tour, the guide is really very interesting. The kids loved it. I recommend 100%
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