Château de Pennautier
Extraordinary in its size and location, a magnificent witness to its time :
In the 17th Century it was a formal French garden designed by Le Nôtre.
In the 19th Century, it was transformed into a formal English garden and today reflects the present.
The part nearest the château has been restored to formal French style in the 20th Century. However, parts are still reminiscent of English style – ruins, rockeries, a 1.7 km walkway around the garden, rare trees, boxwood hedges and two-hundred-year-old pines and cedars.
Chardonnay grapes were introduced in 1998.
Château de Pennautier has been locally awarded 1st prize for flowered gardens in 2016 and 2017 and is being given the “Outstanding Garden’s Label”.
There is also a private chapel, which was built at the same time as Château de Pennautier. Generations of inhabitants of the château have prayed here. Masses are celebrated by visiting priests like for example Don Enguerrand de Lorgeril, the eldest son of Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril.