The chateau throughout the ages

Built in the 13th century by the Lords of Poudenas who were subjects of Edward the First, a Plantagenet, Duke of Aquitaine and King of England, the chateau of Poudenas defends the valley of the Gelise river fifty meters below at the point where the forest of the Landes begins.

A military fortification until the 16th century, the chateau featured mullioned windows that lit the dungeon on the north and the south. One hundred years later, a complete re-modeling of the interior courtyard created two suspended terraces and the wide façade with a triple arcade reminiscent of an Italian villa with its surrounding landscape.