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Chateau de Cassaignetourist information guide
Tel: +33 (0)5 62 28 04 02
Opening Times: Jul/Aug:daily; Closed Mons rest of year | Admission Charge
Chateau de Cassaigne was built in 1247 by Montassin de Goalard who was the Abbot of Condom. Chateau de Cassaigne continued to be used by the bishops of Condom as a summer residence.
The bishops favoured the chateau for its classical lines and harmonious proportions. The chateau was plundered during the Revolution of 1789 and became national property for a short while before one of the former bishops bought back Chateau de Cassaigne.
Today's owners of the chateau are descendents of the last bishop of Condom.
A tour around Chateau de Cassaigne should not be missed. The kitchen has its original stone vaulted ceiling (built like a baker's oven). It's not hard to imagine the local specialities of foie gras and croustades being made here.
Perhaps the most important room in Chateau de Cassaigne is the cellar built in the XVIIIth-century. This is where Armagnac is aged over time. There's a heavy, oak smell when you enter which gets you in the mood for the all important tasting at the end of the tour.
Chateau de Cassaigne is located in the Tenareze area, one of the three sub areas which make up the Armagnac region. You'll also want to try the local aperitif 'Floc de Gascogne' which, in our opinion, tastes of prunes!
After the tour and tasting, stroll into the elegant grounds of the chateau.
There are 60 hectares of land and over 200 deer roaming around the age-old oak