The Castle of Goudourville - A thousand year of history
The Castle of Goudourville - A thousand year of history
The Castle of Goudourville - A thousand year of history
The Castle of Goudourville - A thousand year of history
The Castle of Goudourville - A thousand year of history
The Castle of Goudourville - A thousand year of history
The Castle of Goudourville - A thousand year of history

Clément V guestroom

Medieval guest room with painted coffered ceiling in the style of the time, canopy bed and mullioned window, in homage to Pope Clement V.

Bertrand de Goth became the first pope of Avignon in 1305 under the name Clement V. He stayed at Goudourville on his trips between Bordeaux, his home town, and Avignon.

"The six best places to stay in France"

The reference guide Sawdays Alastairs has tracked down these top locations offering both modern conveniences and traditional charm. The Castle of Goudourville, a medieval splendour without the cold draughts but with the hot showers, and a romantic atmosphere to boot. The guestrooms are more than spacious and spectacular with solid wood canopy beds. The Clément V, lavishly decorated in rich reds; the Charles IX, encased in white stone walls and decked out in silky creams. The bathtubs are deep and the bathrooms dripping in fluffy towels.
There is a wooded terrace overlooking the Garonne, a large swimming pool and tonnes of things to see and do. Begin with the castle chapel, built in the 11th century and magnificently preserved."

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