Château de Briat

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Château de Briat

The chateau de Briat, in the heart of the vineyards of Armagnac, in Gascony, is 1h30 from Bordeaux. This charming manor house, built by the mother of King Henri IV, is surrounded by a park of 60 hectares planted with vineyards and woods. The Briat estate still produces Armagnac according to the ancestral tradition of its owners, which you can discover during a private visit of the cellar. Briat offers you more than a simple stay, but a unique experience through time! And to relax: a large swimming pool, a tennis court and a vegetable garden. The castle can comfortably accommodate 23 people. The renovated barn can accommodate weddings of 150 people. Briat is an exceptional place to spend a family vacation in summer or winter, to gather with friends for a weekend, or to organize a wedding or a large family celebration.

Discover the property of Château de Briat

The domain of Briat is a harmonious ensemble of several buildings spread out in a park of 60 hectares, planted with vines and woods:
– The castle, with its 16th century part, and its 18th century part.
– The Barn of 260 m2 which is a magnificent space for receptions.
– The small guest house for a couple.
– The exceptional cellar built in 1724 which houses the production of Armagnac.
– The swimming pool of 20 by 8 meters, located on the south side of the house, from which the Pyrenees can sometimes be seen on the horizon.
– The tennis court in perfect condition.
– The vegetable garden where vegetables and fruits are grown, as well as the henhouse occupied by a dozen chickens.
– The house of the janitors who can help you during your stay.

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Principal living and reception rooms

The dining room dating from 1540, with panoramic landscapes painted on its walls, transports you to another era, that of medieval festivals. Comfortable armchairs in front of the fireplace invite you to relax. A functional and charming kitchen communicates with this large living room. Go up one floor and you find yourself in another atmosphere, that of the library, which opens on the room Henri IV.
On the first floor, in the 18th century part, another living room welcomes you in a more intimate atmosphere.
If you are organizing a big family reunion, a birthday party, a cousinade, or a wedding, you have at your disposal a large reception room in the renovated barn of 260 m2, with a bar, a fireplace, a mixing table and a video projector.
The Domaine de Briat has several spaces allowing both intimate moments of sharing and festive moments of large meetings.

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Our bedrooms

The chateau has 9 rooms to accommodate 21 people and 8 bathrooms. The guest house near the winery can accommodate 2 more people. This means that you can accommodate 23 people on the estate.
On the first floor, you have 2 rooms for couples, the blue room and the red room. On the first floor, 7 rooms can accommodate 17 people. A large room called the room of Henri IV, is located behind the library, in the oldest part built by Jeanne d’Albret. The 7 other rooms on this floor are in the XVIIIth century part.
The whole has been decorated with exquisite taste by Stéphane de Luze and his wife, a fashion designer. Everywhere you look, it is an enchantment!

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Guest house

An apartment has been renovated a few meters from the manor in the outbuildings, near the winery. It allows a couple to be accommodated in complete privacy, with its own living room, small kitchen and bathroom.

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Our Rates

The property is always rented in its entirety to one family for 23 people. You have the entire castle, its guest house and its park with swimming pool and tennis court. The rental price includes heating, water, electricity, garden maintenance, and cleaning at the end of the stay. Sheets and towels are provided. Beds are made up on arrival. In case of reception in the barn, the rate “with reception” applies. The cleaning of the reception room is the responsibility of the tenant. Deposit required : 3000 euros

Season Stay With reception Without reception
Low season
From November to March, except Christmas and New Year's Eve WE 3 days 2 nights 5300 € 3600 €
Week 7 days 7600 € 5900 €
Mid season
April, May, June, September, October WE 3 days 2 nights 5600 € 3900 €
Week 7 days 8300 € 6600 €
High season
July, August, Christmas and New Year    
9900 € 7900 €
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History

The castle of Briat was built in 1540 by Jeanne d’Albret, mother of the future king Henri IV. In 1587, the king made a gift of it to Arnaud de Matines, who had saved his life at the battle of Coutras. The château then passed through the hands of various families before becoming the property of Baron Raoul de Pichon-Longueville in 1864. He was already the owner of the famous vineyard that bears his name in the Médoc region of Pauillac, and he was able to enrich the traditional know-how of Armagnac.
Since 1864, Briat has always remained in the Pichon-Longueville family. Stéphane de Luze, the current owner and descendant of the Pichon-Longueville family, perpetuates the family tradition accumulated at Briat for five generations in the production of Armagnac. In 2012, with his wife, a fashion and fabric designer, he changed the decoration of the castle and carried out work creating bathrooms in each room, and redid the kitchen. He renovated the barn to make a beautiful reception room, and nicely equipped a small guest house.

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Château Lifestyle

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Activities around

The chateau de Briat in Mauvezin d’Armagnac in the Landes in Nouvelle Aquitaine, is in the heart of Gascony, bordering the Gers. Located in the center of a triangle Bordeaux – Biarritz – Toulouse, Briat is only 40 km from Mont de Marsan, a beautiful medieval city, 40 km from Condom in the Gers, and 90 km from Pau.
The village of Mauvezin d’Armagnac is a beautiful bastide founded by the King of England. It has some very beautiful medieval half-timbered houses decorated with brickwork. A cloak and dagger movie setting!
8 minutes from Briat by car, or 30 minutes by bike on the Voie Verte through the forest, discover Labastide d’Armagnac. This small bastide, founded in the 13th century, is a model of its kind, with its central square, which, it is said, inspired the Place des Vosges in Paris, its half-timbered houses, columns and arcades, and its church-fortress which crowns the whole.
10 minutes from Briat, you can access the spa of Barbotan, specialized in phlebology and rheumatology.
A little further on, discover the Roman Villa of Séviac, which is a perfect example of the Gallo-Roman architecture of the residences of notables of the IVth century. Famous for its 625 m2 of mosaics, the largest set in France, or its 500 m2 thermal baths which testify to the refinement of the daily life of the Gallo-Roman elites.
In the surroundings, the circular village of Fourcès has been classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. You can meet there in the shade of the plane trees to have a party, play petanque, attend concerts, or go bargain hunting…
The medieval city of Mont de Marsan conceals some treasures, the most famous of which is the Lacataye keep, a powerful crenellated tower.
Between wild rivers and prehistoric sites, enter the universe of the Landes! Because a castle cannot be dissociated from its land and its history, Briat has many things to whisper to you…

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Mauvezin d’Armagnac

Total sleeping capacity of the castle: 23 people, in 9 rooms in the castle and one room in a guest house.

10 rooms in the castle to accommodate 23 people.

First floor of the castle: 2 rooms for 4 persons.

  • Blue room : 2 persons. 1 bed 200 x 200. South facing, direct access to the park.
  • Bathroom with shower and WC.
  • Red room : 2 persons. 1 bed 160 x 180. In the South, direct access to the park.
  • Bathroom with shower and WC.

1st floor of the castle : 7 rooms for 17 persons.

  • Room Henri IV : 3 persons. 1 bed 200 x 200, and 1 bed 90. Fireplace in operation. Large isolated and quiet room, located behind the library.
  • Bathroom with shower, bathtub, wc.
  • White room : 2 persons. 1 bed 200 x 200.
  • Bathroom with shower, antique copper bathtub, and toilet.
  • Chambre des Poules : 2 persons. 1 bed in 140.
  • Bathroom with washbasin and WC.
  • Baltazar room : 3 persons. 3 beds in 90.
  • Bathroom with bathtub, WC.
  • Room Baco : 2 persons. 1 bed in 140.
  • Colombar room : 2 persons. 1 bed in 140.
  • Room Folle Blanche : 3 persons. 1 bed in 140 and 1 bed in 90.
  • Bathroom with bathtub and WC.
  • Beautiful independent bathroom with bathtub, shower and WC.

Private apartment near the chai : for 2 persons. 1 bedroom with a 200 x 200 bed, shower room, WC. Living room with kitchen.

The barn: Reception room of 260 m2.
Formerly a storage unit for wood and tractors, it was completely remodeled in 2014. It houses a bar, a working fireplace.

Table tennis, DJ mixer and a video projector.

Our team will be at your disposal for any question you may have.

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