Many regions in France have their ‘secret’ destinations - smaller, privately-owned historic properties with beautiful gardens and authentic furnished interiors - and the Chateau du Fréchou is one of them.

Tucked away in a small Gascon village between Nérac and Condom, the Château du Fréchou has panoramic views of the beautiful Vallée de l’Osse. Dating from 1280, this venerable chateau forms part of one of the most admired groups of buildings in the region

A Renaissance gatehouse leads to Italianate gardens with yew topiary, an historic orangery and a romantic dovecote; a C14th gothic bridge leads to a Jardin Clos. The medieval and Renaissance interiors contain C17th and C18th antiques and works of art.

The Château formerly belonged to Lord François de Laugnac, instigator of the most famous political assassination in French history. This was the murder in 1588 of the powerful Catholic Duc de Guise, first cousin to Mary Queen of Scots.

2018 OPENING DAYS AND PRICES

SPRING (until 8 July)

  • Easter from 30 March to 2 April
  • Labour Day from 28 April to 1st May
  • VE Day from 5 May to 8 May
  • Ascension from 10 May to 13 May
  • Pentecost from 19 May to 21 May
  • Rendez-vous aux Jardins (gardens only)
    from 1 June to 3 June
  • Sundays from 10 June to 8 July
  • 14:00 to 18:00, last entry 17:30
  • Guided Tour of the interior of the Château at 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30

SUMMER (from 11 July)

  • From 11 July to 2 September, Wednesday to Sunday
  • also open on the Journées du Patrimoine on 15 & 16 September
  • 10:00 to 12:30 (last entry 12:00) and 14:00 to 17:30 (last entry 17:00)
  • Guided Tour of the interior of the Château at 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30
  • Friday evenings in July and August
    (except 6 July) from 18:30 to 20:30
  • Apéritif au Château, including a drink

The Château can be visited the rest of the year by appointment with a private guided tour by requesting at least 24 hours ahead at welcome@chateaudufrechou.com, or
05 53 65 05 10 or 06 31 67 88 53.


PRICES 2018 Garden and Exterior Guide Tour and Exterior
Adults €5 +€3
Under 18/Disabled €3 +€2
Family Pass
(2 Adults + 2 Children or more)
€20 +€5
  • Rendez-vous aux Jardins
  • Single Price:€4  Under 18/Disabled:Free
  • Journées du Patrimoine
  • Single Price:€5  Under 18/Disabled:Free
  • Apéritif au Château (including drink)
  • Adults:€6  Children:€3

Private Guided Tour outside public times and Group Visits

Numbers Price for Groups Numbers Price for Groups
3 or less €30 6 and more €8 per person
4 €40 10 to 15 €75
5 €45 From 15 €5 per person