Historic site and monument - Fondation Jacqueline de Chabannes

Château de La Brède

The Château de La Brède, home of the writer and philosopher Charles Louis de Secondat, better known as Montesquieu, remained the property of the family until 2004. Built in the 14th century on the ruins of an older castle, the building underwent several alterations and improvements until the 19th century.
The castle has retained its appearance of a medieval fortress and is reflected in the water of the wide moat. The interior discovery leads the visitor in the footsteps of the writer through the emblematic places where he worked, including his library and his room preserved in its 18th century state. A visit to the chapel, dining room and lounges reveals the wealth of collections and furniture gathered by the family over the years. At the heart of a wooded estate, Montesquieu has structured a large, regular garden consisting of a grove with paths forming a star-shaped network.

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Fondation Jacqueline de Chabannes

65 Avenue du Château
33650 LA BREDE
GPS : N 44.678485 - W -0.541648
  • French, English
  • Non-accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Pets not allowed
  • Maisons des Illustres
  • Vignobles et découvertes
Services & Facilities
  • Shop

  • Coach parking
Modes of payment
  • Payment cards
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
More information Group

Number of persons min. : 15
Number of persons max. : 25

Information about the visit

Duration of the visit : 60 minutes
Visiting conditions : Guided tours
Languages of visit : French, English, Spanish
Type of park & garden : Park

How to get there

Motorway : A63 , 20km
Motorway : A62 , 10km
Road (national / local) : D108

Château de La Brède

65 Avenue du Château
33650 LA BREDE

GPS : N 44.678485 - W -0.541648