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Chateau Barayre overzicht kasteel

Le château est en forme de U orienté vers le sud - the castle is in a U shape oriented to the south - het kasteel ligt in een u vorm gericht op het zuiden

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Chateau Barayre zicht op het kasteel, vue sur le Château
Chateau Barayre zicht op het kasteel, vue sur le Château

Ubelle vue sur le château - a beautyfull vieuw on the Castle.

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"Le Château", first floor
"Le Château", first floor

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Chateau Barayre overzicht kasteel
Chateau Barayre overzicht kasteel

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Chateau Barayre is a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday with a group of family or friends. We have two fantastic accommodations for groups of up to 14 people, both located in the chateau. We also rent out separate rooms in the early and late season. You enjoy the fantastic charm of the chateau, and - even on the hottest summer days - the coolness due to the over one meter thick walls, a fantastic park garden with various terraces, a relaxed swimming pool and a herb garden in the inner courtyard where you can perfectly catche the setting sun into the late hours of the evening. 

Accomodation

The atmosphere of earlier centuries is present everywhere, shooting holes, thick walls, high rooms with huge wooden beams and a beautiful tower with a breathtaking view! We have complemented rich history with modern luxury ranging from extensive kitchen and WiFi to our own mini cinema. Both accommodations are very spacious and have their own unique outdoor spaces. The swimming pool, forecourt and the herb garden in the courtyard are shared. Here the children can play long hours with their holiday friends while you are enjoying a book and a good glass of wine.

Usually, Chateau Barayre is rented out as a gite, but it is possible that we serve a full French breakfast, dinner or even half board. We are happy to organize a pizza evening with pizzas from our original 12th century oven or a wine tasting in our own cave.

Le Château

14 persons

A real castle, with tower rooms, shooting holes, stairs hidden in meters thick walls and princely large rooms. We have 14 beds in 4 rooms. A large 'gentlemen's room', kitchen and lovely terrace in the park garden will make you feel like a lord or maiden for a week.

Conditions

  • Prices include bed linen, towels and taxes

  • Child's beds and chairs are free

  • Cleaning costs € 150.

  • Check-in: 5 p.m.

  • Check-out: before 10 am

La Maison

12 persons

Adjacent to the main building of the castle is La Maison. A wonderfully rustically furnished house with a large sitting and dining room. The house has 12 beds in 5 rooms. Location on the park garden, the courtyard and with a lovely private veranda make it the place to enjoy the French campaign.

Conditions

  • Prices include bed linen, towels and taxes

  • Child's beds and chairs are free

  • Cleaning costs € 150.

  • Check-in: 5 p.m.

  • Check-out: before 10 am

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Surroundings

Chateau Barayre dates from the 12th century, the heyday of this region when the front line  between the French and the English during the 100-year war was right here. In 1204, then Pope Clement de IV even spent a few nights at Chateau Barayre! The picturesque bastide towns and many castles also date from this period. The region is nicknamed the Tuscany of France: a romantic rolling landscape with rich nature. There are plenty of fantastic hiking and MTB routes directly from the site. It is the region of the good life, with a long spring and autumn, no fewer than 13 AOC wines and the number one organic region of France.

Culture & history

The Lot-en-Garonne is often nicknamed the "Tuscany of France"; medieval towns, sunflower fields, nut orchards and quiet roads over rolling hills. During the Hundred Years War between the French and the English, this area formed a battle zone for a couple of generations. Impressive bastide villages such as Monflanquain (8 km), Monpazier (10 km) and Issegeac (15 km) date from this time, as well as Chateau de Biron which is towering high above the surroundings. These towns and many other smaller villages in the region belong to the "Plus-Beaux Villages Français". There are also many caves to visit in the area, including the world-famous caves of Lascaux and various prehistoric settlements.

Gastronomy

In France, life revolves around food. The heart of gourmets will beat faster when seeing all the fresh products on lokal markets. Every day of the week one can find a market in one the surrounding villages. From June to September evening markets are the place to go. Local delicacies are sold to be eaten on the spot along long tables with many local residents and graced with live music! There are also plenty of places where you can buy directly from the farmer, one of Rachna's favorite pastimes. Ask her where to go. 

We are surrounded by famous wine regions Bergerac, Cahors and Duras. Fancy a tasting? We are happy to show you the way to the vineyard that fits your tastes. In addition to delicious wine, Cahors is also the most famous place for truffles in France.

Active holidays

What's nicer than to explore the area in an active way? The beautiful rolling landscapes have a lot to offer for all cyclists. Mountain biking is extremely popular here. When it gets to hot, rest on a terrace in one of the many beautiful medieval villages. Hikers and runners can also enjoy themselves. Throughout the region there are many beautiful routes through the middle of the woods, across farmlands and hidden domains. Several routes depart directly from the castle. We also like to go out for a run or cycle so ask us for the best tips! Furthermore, there is much to do at a short distance. Canoeing is fantastic on the Dordogne. There are several golf courses in the area (9 and 18 holes, also without licence). For children there are a climbing forest and water park nearby. On arrival there is a folder with all kinds of information with mo to-do's in the area .

Workshops

We do our very best to manage Chateau Barayre as sustainably as possible (How? Read "about us"). We experiment and learn a lot and  share our experiences. Throughout the year we offer various workshops on healthy and sustainable living and (re) building. Some workshops we give ourselves, others we only host. In all cases we look for the best combination between theory and hands-on.
In 2020 we will be giving the following workshops, amongst others: permaculture basics, vegan cooking, making cakes, running technique, making ecological paints, ecologically dying clothing (also for children), wine & gastronomy trip. (more information)

Getting here

Chateau Barayre can be reached by car, plane or TGV/train. It is a 7-hour drive from Cherbourgh. When you drop of the boat and drive, you will be perfectly on time for dinner. 
The TGV will take you from London to Bordeaux in 5 hours. From there it takes 2 hours to drive to Chateau Barayre. It is even possible to reserve your own wedding coupe!
Bergerac Airport is 30 minutes from Chateau Barayre and has daily flights from plenty of British cities. Bordeaux and Toulouse airports are both a 2-hour drive away.

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Chateau Barayre

887 Route de Lapagésie

47150 Envals (Laussou)

FR +33 785 24 71 92

NL +31 6 43 757 809

info@chateaubarayre.com