France: Bordeaux


Easy reach from the city of Bordeaux - and truly excellent wines
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 12 May 2010
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Château Couloumey

Address: 12 Route des Landes, 33640 Beautiran
Tel: 05 56 67 66 65   Web:

Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 44:41:56N (44.69890)     Longitude: -0:27:40W (-0.46123)  

Listed as an historical monument since 2003, this is a striking chartreuse, built in the neoclassical style in 1772, and has an octagonal 17th century pigeon house, a lovely garden and parkland, and is open for picnics and visits. Besides making an interesting day out, this is also a chambres d’hôtes (see ’Places to Eat’), and wine-producing château.

Useful information: Free visits, from Easter to 1 November, open every day 14.00-19.00.

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