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

Henri IV guestroom

A medieval guestroom, which gives onto the immense Clément V Salon, with mullioned stained-glass window and view over the arch bridge esplanade.

Henry of Navarre, the future king of France Henry IV, was a childhood companion of Geoffroy de Caumont. On the 25th October 1587, after the great battle of Coutras, Henry of Navarre rushed to the Castle of Goudourville to throw 22 flags taken from the enemy at the feet of his beloved Diane d’Andoins, Countess of Gramont and Guiche, known as “the beautiful Corisande”.
Alas, Diane had left the castle the day before. Henry lodged at the castle “in a lover’s great disarray”, according to the chronicler of the time. The 22 flags were solemnly watched over in the Guards Room.

"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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