Château de Poudenas

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Opens at 09:00 am

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Albret

Services

  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • THECASTLE OVER THE CENTURIES

      Built in the 13th century by the lords of Podenas, vassals of Edward I Plantagenet, Duke of Aquitaine and King of England, Poudenas castle defends the Gélise valley, which it overlooks by 50 metres, at the outlet of the Landes Forest.

      A journey back in time is guaranteed: come and discover the military fortification with its double enclosure, the 16th century castle redesigned for living quarters with its keep decorated with mullioned windows, and finally, the complete transformation made in the 17th century, of the inner courtyard decorated with terraces supported by arcades, and of the south facade with its triple gallery giving the ensemble the appearance of an Italian palace, a definite influence of Tuscan villas and their landscape.

      With its 15 hectares planted from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 19th century (by the Count of Dijon, owner of the property at that time), the park of the Château de Poudenas offers itself to you, the bucolic walker, as well as to you, the distinguished botanist or ... budding botanist !!!

      Jean's tip: or an overall view of the south side of the château de Poudenas, take the Romanesque bridge over the Gélise in the centre of the village and follow the road up to the right, or go left and look down into the valley. You can admire the castle overlooking the village and its old fortified chapel.

      Practical information
      GUIDED TOURS


      Only for groups (10 people minimum)
      By appointment all year round
      Free for accompanied children under 18
      Accessible to people with reduced mobility

      PRICES :

      • Groups of 10 or more 7.50€ per person
      • From 20 people onwards 6.50€

      Free visit of the park and its surroundings from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, from June 1st to September 30th


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Traveller Reviews Château de Poudenas

4.5 sur 5 189 reviews

  • Elizabeth Kameo

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Elizabeth Kameo on 12/07/2022

    If there were still royalty in France, i am sure they would be found walking the grounds of Chateau de Poudenas. Majeatic, beautiful as though time, stood still this 13th century Chateau was built by the Lords of Poudenas who were subjects of Edward the First, a Plantagenet, Duke of Aquitaine and King of England. Today the castle is maintaimed, run and owned by Jean and Alix de Nadaillac, the last name of which features on a huge painting in one of the main drawing rooms of the castle. Chateau de Poudenas is a setting of charm, simplicity and royalty all folded in one. But that does not mean walking through its massive doors will leave you unintimidated. Very probably unlike in the 13th century, today the castle has a tennis, court, guests can play golf, bowls, molkky, ping-pong, table football, fishing or take a guided tour of the castle and especially cool off at the swimming pool that is set at the bottom of the magnific starway that leads into the castle.

  • Dr Azziz

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Dr Azziz on 31/07/2022

    Excellent location for a wedding, rooms and lot of space ,swimming pool, big trees and shade for your car.

  • Kate

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Kate on 22/10/2021

    We spent a week at Chateau de Poudenas for our wedding. It was amazing! Alix and Jean were the perfect hosts, very friendly, very helpful and very accommodating. The chateau is absolutely incredible and it is maintained beautifully. Our whole stay was wonderful and the perfect place for our wedding! Our guests rented out The Logis, Maison de Simone, Maison Olive and the Bastion du Prince Noir and all of the accommodation was lovely. I can highly recommend Chateau de Poudenas! We cannot wait to visit again!

Traveller Reviews Château de Poudenas

5.0 sur 5 48 reviews

  • "Simply wonderful. A perfect spot to use as a base for exploring this part of France"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by PrinceConsort (New York City, New York) on 15/10/2018

    We, a group of 7 friends, spent a week at Le Bastion du Prince Noir in Poudenas. The Bastion is part of the Chateau 'complex," but is quite separate and very private. It could easily have...

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  • "Perfect wedding"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by sticky2308 (london) on 25/09/2018

    Just arrived back from a wedding at this beautiful Chateau. The views are simply amazing from this place. A wonderful venue for a wedding and we’d love to visit again for a tour around.

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  • "A magical place"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Vianneyyy (London, United Kingdom) on 05/02/2014

    We spent a week there last summer with friends and family, it was absolutely amazing. The house, within a big private park, is big and comfortable, and the swimming pool is just perfect. The area is...

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Château de Poudenas

Address

2 rue du château
47170 Poudenas

Contacts

Phone : 06 62 00 13 02

Cell : 06 80 01 27 42

GPS coordinates

44° 2'49.17"N, 0° 12'32.73"E

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