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Caumont Castle

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Caumont Castle - Chateau de Caumont- is situated some 45 km west of Toulouse in the Gers department of the southwest France, in the old region of Gascony. The castle was built on the site of a medieval stronghold that used to belong to Gaston Febus (1331- 1391) a powerful feudal lord in the Gascony and Bearn regions and ancestor of the King Henri the 4th of France.
The nowadays castle is composed of two architecturally and historically distinct parts.
The gatehouse, the oldest part of a more typically medieval architecture, dates from the fifteenth century. It is what remains of the original castle. The newer part, the castle itself, was built between 1525 and 1535 in Renaissance style by Nicolas Bachelier a famous Toulouse architect.
The castle and and its 50ha surrounding park are private property and can be visited only on guided tours.

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Visiting Hours:From April 16th to June 30th: Sundays and public holidays from 3pm to 6:30pm (guided tours and park), Saturdays: park from 3pm to 6:30pm
From July 1st to August 31st: every day from 10:30am to 12:30 pm (park) and from 3pm to 7 pm (guided tours of the park and castle)
From September 1st to November 1st: Sundays from 3pm to 6:30pm. Saturdays: park from 3pm to 6:30pm


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