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Chateau de Goudourville

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Chateau de Goudourville

The Château of Goudourville is an authentic castle of the 11th century, embellished in the Renaissance and the 18th century. Located in South West France, it is available all year for week or weekend rentals.  It is perfect for a holiday, wedding or celebration. One hour from Toulouse and 1h30 from Bordeaux, the castle is perched on a hill, offering a magnificent view of the Garonne Valley. With a total surface area of 900m2, the Castle of Goudourville can accommodate up to 28 persons in its guest rooms decorated according to the tastes of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, and receive up to 120 guests in its spacious lounges and reception rooms.

1h from Toulouse 1h30 from Bordeaux

Accommodation 28 persons

Reception rooms 120 persons

Park 22ha with swimming pool

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Located on the last foothills of Quercy, the Castle of Goudourville can be seen from afar with its well-cut silhouette that majestically overlooks the valley of the Garonne. The iconic red doors mark the main entrance at the end of a bridge (which was built by a previous owner to replace a drawbridge) and lead you into the large Hall of the Guards, with an adjoining lounge with bar. The guest rooms are beautiful with their own style and colors; they are very well equipped. The large enclosed gardens around the castle welcome you for lunch and offer a superb view. The semi-professional kitchen with large refrigerators, five gas burners, a gas oven and an electric oven is very handy for large tables. Not to mention the large and beautiful swimming pool, with a shady terrace and the ping-pong table for those who dream of a real break and laze with their loved ones! It is possible to organize all kinds of holidays: family holidays, birthdays, medieval feasts with costumes, magic evenings, shows, banquets ... The Castle welcomes high class weddings in a country-style scheme, with historical theme or simply very elegant ones. For your weddings, the church of Goudourville which dates back to the 15th century is just down the Lions' alley. In winter, the Castle is also a magical venue for rent to celebrate Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve!
Are you looking for a wedding venue, a week-end away or holidays in France ?

Principal living and reception rooms

There are multiple options for ambiance at Goudourville. The Guards Room with its chalky stone walls, coats of arms from the lords of the castle for almost a thousand years and the original fireplace from 1545 is impressive. In this large space one could organize a cocktail party, a banquet or a ball at the end of the evening. In a different style, the Salon Clement the Vth with its painted wood French ceilings, its beautiful Renaissance fireplace and large windows is an ideal place for a wedding banquet or a birthday meal. The dining room, adjacent to the large kitchen has incredible vaulted brick ceilings (originally the medieval kitchen) and an original working fireplace perfect for daily meals as well as allowing for larger meals for about 30-35 guests, buffets or brunches.
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Our bedrooms

Decorated according to the tastes of the Renaissance or the eighteenth century, the ten guest rooms will offer you a journey through the stories and legends of the Castle: each of them tells the life of a key figure in the history of the Castle. Far from standard decorations, the rooms are all unique with a tasteful selection of colors. They combine stylish furniture with modern comfort, quality bedding and impeccable bathrooms. It's up to you to choose your preferred period of time (Renaissance or Enlightenment), your color : ivory, gold, pink, blue, orange, red or green, and your style of beds : Venetian one, four posted bed or topped with a canopy !
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Our Rates

The property is rented out in its entirety to a single group, who will have access to the château and the grounds with its swimming pool. If you organize a reception, look at the price with reception. The rental includes the bedrooms to sleep 28 people and the château's reception rooms.  All charges are included in the price: water, electricity, maintenance of the garden and swimming pool as well as the end of stay housekeeping. Bed linen and towels are provided, but not swimming pool towels. The beds are made upon arrival. Heating is included up to 50 euros per day. Tables and chairs are supplied for 100 people. Damage deposit: €2,000.
Season Stay With reception Without reception
Low season
11th November to Easter (except Christmas and New Year) WE 3 days 2 nights 3400 € 2400 €
Week 7 days 7 nights 4400 € 3400 €
Mid season
Easter to 1st July, Christmas and New Year, September to 11th November WE 4 days 3 nights 4800 € 3800 €
Week 7 days 7 nights 5800 € 4200 €
High season
July - August    
Week 7 days 7 nights 6200 € 5500 €
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History

Gothorum Villa, Goudourvilla and Goudourville are names bestowed onto the Castle by the Goths following their settlement in the Toulouse region, starting from the 5th century. Goudourville Castle was constructed in 1081 by a powerful family in the area, the Gasques, in order to keep watch on the border between the kingdom of France and the Angles. This family owned the domain for 300 years and thus established the ways and customs for the surrounded area. During the Renaissance, the Caste was owned by a rich family from the Agenais area, the Lustrac family. They were linked to the court of King Henry the 3rd, King Henry the 4th and Queen Catherine of Medicis, who came to sort out court or love affairs. The Lustrac transformed the Castle with mullioned windows, a large central spiral staircase and French style ceilings. In January 1652 during the Fronde, the troops of the Prince of Condé, a protestant leader, were pursued by royal troops, and so they took refuge in the Castle of Goudourville. The Castle was besieged and after two months, it was taken over. The rebels taken prisoner were condemned to pay a hefty ransom, and the population was ruined by the upkeep of the troops. The royal troops, who occupied the castle, pillaged and damaged it. In order to undercut the arrogance and power of the great feudal lords, Mazarin ordered them to diminish the size of many castle towers and dismantle the military installations. The three towers of the Goudourville castle were partially downsized and its military installations were destroyed. Nowadays all that remains are the machicolations above the moat. In the 18th century, Louis of Berdolle, a governor of Toulouse, acquired Goudourville castle. Berdolle restored and embellished it according the tastes of the time : arrow slits and underground tunnels were filled in, tall French style windows were installed, a magnificent chestnut framework was built on top of the flat roof battlements and a grand terrace was installed on the former ramparts. During the 20tth century, the Tocqueville family began further renovation work and the Castle was listed as a French Historical Monument. Nowadays, Jean-Christophe and Geneviève, great lovers of this place which is rich in history, are pleased to open the doors to other families for their own moments of joy, sharing and exceptional celebrations, in perfect intimacy. The keys to the Castle are yours !
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Château Lifestyle

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Activities around

At the heart of “Great sites of the Midi-Pyrénées”  such as Toulouse, Moissan, Albi, Cahors and Cordes-sur-ciel, with its close proximity to Périgord and Dordogne, the Goudourville castle provides an ideal setting for criss-crossing across the countryside of southwest France. You can go on beautiful walks, organise actives such as cycling, canoeing  and water-skiing (twenty minutes away), go parachuting (ten minutes by car), play 9-hole golf (fifteen minute drive), go hot air ballooning or visit the many remarquable castles, abbeys and villages in the region… Among the must-see destinations are: Toulouse “The Pink City” (90km drive) with its historical city center, museums, churches and its famous Space Center. You should also enjoy Montauban (45km drive) with it’s Ingres museum located in the former episcopal palace, it’s Notre Dame cathedral, it’s Chambered park and the largest rosary in France. Those with a thirst for cultural visites shall be delighted whilst visiting Moissac (15km drive), a shrine of Roman art, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, with its own music festival in June ; Lectoure (40km drive) is a beautiful village built on top of a rock spur, or even Figeac (148km drive) with its Templar Knight commandery, old medieval city and Champollion museum… Amongst the attractions for a younger public are: the Walibi theme park (40mn drive), the Saint Nicolas de grave nautical centre (20mn drive) with paddle boats, sail boats and its own bird sanctuary.
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Practical information

Area of ​​22 hectares with swimming pool A vast pool of 7m x 14m enclosure and secured by an alarm, pool house with chairs, table and chairs, shower and toilet
Chateau : 900 m2, 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms for 28 persons Ground floor : - Reception Area 80 m2: Hall of medieval guards, 2 WC - Naudonnet de Lustrac bedroom, one double bed - Dining room with its brick vaulted ceiling and fireplace thirteenth
- Equipped kitchen
- Eleventh century Chapel - Garden of honor for lunch, dinner or take a drink outside - Esplanade under the chestnut trees to enjoy a lunch in the shade of chestnut trees with a barbecue or host a cocktail outdoors for over 300 persons First floor : - Lounge bar with refrigerator, TV and DVD player, board games
- D'Affis bedroom, one double bed
Second floor : - Gasques House XVIII century style, with a bed for 2, bathroom with shower and WC - Durfort House 18th century style with a Venetian bed for 2, bathroom with tub and toilet - House Andoins, eighteenth century style with a Venetian bed for 2 and a Murphy bed 1 place, bathroom with bath, separate toilet - Caumont room, medieval style, with a canopy bed for 2 and a Murphy bed 1 place, bathroom with bath, separate toilet - Room Henri IV, tow bedrooms with 3 double beds and two additional seats 2 beds 1, bathroom with tub and toilet - Clement V room, medieval style, with a canopy bed for 2 and a Murphy bed 1 place, bathroom with bath, separate toilet - 100m2 Reception Room : Salon Renaissance Clement V with possible extension of 40m² Third floor : - Room Charles IX, medieval style, with a four poster king size bed, bathroom with tub and toilet - Hall of battlements with 2 sofa-beds for 2 persons Facilities :  - Table tennis - Wifi internet access on the 1st floor - Two mobile beds of 90 cm - A cot - highchair - Kitchen equipment : 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 4 burner piano, gas oven, electric oven, microwave, freezer, kitchen utensils and crockery for 30 persons, kitchen towels) - In pantry : cold room for caterers - 2 washing machines and 1 dryer central heating machine - Outdoor parking
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