France Chateau de Hautefort (exterior - distant views)

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Hautefort castle is one of the most prestigious castles in the south west of France.

The massive and elegant castle of Hautefort, with its proud silhouette, is more reminiscent of the royal residences of the Val de Loire than of the castles of the Périgord.

Originally the castle was a medieval fortress built on the site of a Roman camp.
It was rebuilt in 1640 and 1680 by Jacques-François de Hautefort. And then it becomes a leisure home where you will find elements from the Renaissance and Classicism, giving the building an original elegance.

The Baron and Baroness Henri de Bastard bought the castle in 1929. They decided to restore it and designed the French gardens. Beautiful flowered terraces surround the castle. The rooms have beautiful furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The French gardens around the building form a beautiful whole with the classical arrangement of the architecture. A pleasant English garden of some thirty hectares offers charming walks along the winding avenues.

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