Chateau de Beaulon, Saint-Dizant-du-Gua

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The Château de Beaulon is a château—castle located in the town of Saint Dizant du Gua, near the southwestern coast in the Charente-Maritime Department of the Poitou-Charentes region, in France. The privately owned château, gardens, and landscape park, a Monument historique, are open to the public.ChâteauThe château was built circa 1480 as a residence for the Bishops of Bordeaux. The château has both stone Gothic and Renaissance style facades.GardensThe present gardens were created beginning in 1942. The park includes a French formal garden around the château, and an English landscape garden. The garden is listed by the Committee of Parks and Gardens of the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Remarkable Gardens of France.A major feature of the landscape park are the Fontaines Bleues, natural springs whose waters are an unusual brilliant hue of blue. There is also a round dovecote structure with a conical roof, dating from 1740, with fifteen hundred nesting holes.The gardens suffered major damage from the storm of 1999, which blew down hundreds of trees. They have since been replanted and are restored.
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  • beautiful park, nice ride. The "blue fountains" (extended d waters) have beautiful colors. Nice pictures to
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  • cosy walk and beautiful blue water on the go. in sfsluiting a taster of pineau de charente and/or cognac.
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  • Good visit on a very hot day . The gardens are delightful and offer several pleasant walks through the flowers , and/or arboretum ...and to the blue pools (which are quite magical). Tasting opportunit...  more »
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  • Fascinating park and wells, nice tasting of pineau and cognac . No other wines. Beautiful castle but no admittance inside.
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  • A nice ride in a very Green Park. It lacks only a bit of life
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  • Very nice place, the fountains are beautiful and pineau is exceptional! The only downside is the mosquitoes!
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  • Beautiful landscaped spaces with its fountains blue must see, for us very welcome
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