Mirambeau castle (fr. Château de Mirambeau) is located in the city of Mirambeau in Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-AquitaineFrance.

It was built on the site of an old medieval fortress. Seriously damaged after several sieges, destructions and fires, the present neo-Gothic north wing was built in 1570. In 1813 the domain was sold to Count Charles Nicolas Duchâtel who completely rebuilt the Castle.

Surrounded by a wooded area, the castle is difficult to see from the city center, although it dominates by nearly forty meters.

Established on a powerful terrace, surrounded by a green park of eight hectares, it consists of a neo-Louis XIII building, flanked by two pavilions of the same style and two asymmetrical wings; one of them is marked by Renaissance influences, the other by neo-medieval influences.

A little apart is a small neo-Gothic chapel dating from the 19th century; the entrance portal, flanked by two cylindrical towers, is one of the oldest parts of the building, dating back to at least the 17th century.

The park is registered in the Pre-inventory of Remarkable Gardens.

Luxury boutique hotel, the Chateau today is member of the renowned International Association Relais & Chateaux, a collection of more than 500 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants around the world.

GPS coordinates: 45° 22′ 27″ N, 0° 34′ 09″ E

Shortest distances by car:

  • From Paris: 5 hr 22 min (521 km) via A10
  • From Bordeaux: 1 hr 33 min (107 km) via A10
  • From Lyon: 6 hr 25 min (635 km) via A89
  • From Marseille: 7 hr 23 min (759 km) via A62
  • From Toulouse: 3 hr 46 min (360 km) via A62
  • From Monaco: 9 hr 14 min (941 km) via A62
  • From Andorra: 5 hr 55 min (542 km) via A62
  • From Madrid: 8 hr 24 min (815 km) via A-1 and A63
  • From Moscow: 36 hr (3,427 km) via E30/M1
  • From Belgrade: 21 hr 21 min (2,012 km) via E70
  • From Istanbul: 32 hr (2,961 km) via E70
  • From Bern: 9 hr 34 min (845 km) via A1

See also France travel guide

See also Spain travel guide

See also Pyrenees travel guide

See also Andorra travel guide

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