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Château d'Ambrus
Allée d'Ambrus
47160 AMBRUS
Famille d'Arthuys



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Languages:  English
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Département: Lot-et-Garonne (47)

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Monument Historique

Château d'Ambrus

  It is our  pleasure to have the opportunity to present the wonderful Château d'Ambrus, a 15-bedroom historical château in France's southwest Gascony region at the crossroads of history, culture and gastronomy.  It has been a Monument Historique since 1988, a special designation afforded only the most important properties in France. The history of this château began in the twelfth century and by 1259, it was owned by four co-lords who had equal shares in the castle and land.   Additions to the property were made in the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, and there was a notable visit by King Henri IV to Ambrus.  He was best known for the Edict of Nantes giving Protestants religious freedom and had been known as Henri of Navarre before ascending to the throne upon the death of François I.  Henri was also the grandfather of Louis XIV.

Located at the edge of the vast Landaise Forest, the largest in Europe, the Château d'Ambrus is today in excellent condition having been completely renovated by the current owners.  It retains its Medieval character while offering guests the utmost in comfort and modern-day conveniences.  The château is rented to groups by the week and can accommodate up to thirty people.  The common rooms in the château include a grand salon and two smaller salons, a library, two grand vestibules, a billiard room and a games room,  and a tower. The château is unique in that it has eleven fireplaces, four of which can be used.  There are also dependencies including a stable and a garage. The château is just north of the village of Ambrus with a population of less than 300 people.  One of the most pleasant features is the interior courtyard with outdoor seating and a terrace.  A swimming pool of 20 x 6 meters is exclusively for the guests' use and enjoyment as well as a tennis court and leisure equipment.

The bedrooms are tastefully appointed and furnished  in keeping with the style of the château, but all amenities are 21st century so that guests will always be comfortable and never inconvenienced.    Television is available in the château, and guests will enjoy both the games room and the adjoining billiards room where they can try their hand at French billards.  In an enormous hall is a grand piano which will surely bring a lot of pleasure to those who stay here.  The château is entirely self-catering, so no meals are offered, but if a group dinner is desired a chef can be hired with advance notice. 

The Gascony region is becoming more and more popular for its wines and gastronomy.  Only recently some well-respected people have suggested that Gascony might become the "next Bordeaux".  Gascony is also famous for Armagnac, the brandy that came before cognac and is still prized by connoisseurs. 

Do consider arranging a group holiday in southwestern France ~ gather up your friends and family and spend a week or two at Château d'Ambrus.  Your hosts will be happy to welcome you and assure that you will feel right at home in their very special château.

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Rooms:   15 bedrooms,  8 en suite. 9 doubles, 3 singles and 3 with twin beds.  Sleeps maximum of 30 people.
Self-catering weekly rental rates: (breakfast is not provided) €8000   Prices include taxes, and all linens are provided.
Renting for less than one week or out of season:  Please inquire.
Deposit:  A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking a reservation.  Balance due one week or more before arrival.A refundable security deposit is required in the amount of  €3500 on the first day of  your stay.
Dinner: This is a self-catering château, so meals are not provided, but if requested, a chef can be hired for one or more dinners.
.Please ask about bringing small pets when making your initial booking inquiry.
Telephone available. Television in some rooms of the château. Free WiFi in one wing of château; Internet connections elsewhere.
Television not available in guest rooms.

Open May through September.

On site:  20-hectare park, swimming pool, tennis court, woodland, 
Vicinity:  Shopping is convenient, nearby tourist sites, wine trail, horseback riding and golf.  
Atlantic Coast beaches,  Winery visits, River Garonne, boat cruises on Canal du Midi, Moulin de Henri IV ((Monument Historique from late 13th century) in Barbaste, Agen (Musée des Beaux Arts) on the River Garonne and the Canal de Garonne, Gascony vineyard walks, Musée d'Artagnan in Lupiac,  Romanesque Clunisian Priory from the 11th century in Moraix, Medieval town of Layrac with 11th century church, village of Timbaut where in 778 Charlemagne's wandering knight, Roland, came through with his army, Grotte de Fontirou in Castella (30 million years old, 40 minute tours given), and much more to see and do in the region.  Longer day trips can include the Pyrénées and Basque region or a visit to Cahors in the Lot,


From Paris Gare Montparnasse by TGV direct  to Agen, 4 hours 25 minutes.

From Paris & the North by auto: take autoroute A10 to Orléans, then the A71 to Vierzon.  Take the A20 from here to Montauban.  Take the A62 direction Bordeaux, pass Agen and continue to Exit 6 near Damazan.  Take the D8 direction Houeilliès for about 8 kilometers, turn left direction Ambrus.  In the village the château will be signposted on the left.  

From Bordeaux:  Take the A62 direction Langon and Agen.  Take Exit 6 onto the D8 as above.

Airport:   Agen, Bordeaux or Toulouse
Railway Station: 
Agen or Aiguillon
Car Rental Agen rail station (click here)
Car Rental Agen Airport (click here)

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