The Château de Mirambeau was built on the site of an old medieval fortress. From the 11th Century onwards it was attacked many times, passing regularly back and forth between French and English hands. It finally became a French possession in the 15th Century.
Badly damaged after several sieges, destructions and fires, that is around 1570 that the present neo-Gothic north wing was built.
The castle was purchased by a family from Lorraine in the beginning of the 18th Century before finally becoming state-owned after the 1789 Revolution. In 1813 the domain was sold to Count Charles Nicolas Duchâtel who completely rebuilt the castle.
In 2002 the castle was once more completely renovated and refurbished with the best of care and attention to convert it into one of the most marvelous French Relais & Chateaux. In 2011, the castle was sold to Sorgente Group.
Château de Mirambeau is inviting you to dive into a rich past of art and history and experience a unique atmosphere.
Here at Château de Mirambeau, we are fully aware of the corporate responsibility in sustainable development and we endeavour to integrate these values in our internal policies and in our relationship with suppliers alike.
For staff, internal communications have highlighted the need to be prudent in the use of resources, by saving energy and minimising waste. Whenever possible, we try and use green cleaning products and we progressively switch the traditional light bulbs for energy saving ones.
We also endeavour to offer you local products in our restaurant, such as the Gironde estuary caviar, honey from Mirambeau or organic products like the fruit juices.
In the château's park, we are commited to reduce the use of pesticides and weedkiller in order to preserve the local wildlife. For instance, we are weeding the flowerbeds by hand and we are currently experimenting the introduction of ladybirds to fight aphids.
For us, preserving the "art de vivre" is also preserving our environment.