The chateau is sited on the highest part
of the estate and is surrounded by a park.
Château Lanessan has a neo-classical Tudor-inspired
style and is a remarkable reminder of English
architecture at the end of the 19th century.
The house and stables were the last project
in the outstanding career of Bordeaux architect
Henri Duphot. Preserved and enhanced over the
generations, the site maintains all the magic
of its history and continues to amaze visitors.
Château Lanessan overlooks an 8-hectare
(20-acre) English-style park, which was laid
out at the time the house was built.
he design, which was very popular at the
end of the 19th century, features very natural,
lush gardens and a magnificent greenhouse.
Visitors are free to wander through this
picturesque flower-lover’s garden with its bowers,
rose garden and hedges that highlight volumes,
areas and colours.
In 1880, André Delbos, who loved horses,
had Henri Duphot build stables in the shape
of a horseshoe. 8,000 visitors from the four corners
of the world come to see this museum every year.
These stables were ultra-modern in their time and
were especially designed to facilitate the care and
comfort of the horses.
They feature marble feed troughs, an oats distribution
device fed from the store, special boxes for foaling mares
and mechanical ventilation.
The museum houses a collection of about ten horse-drawn
carriages dating back to the “Belle Epoque” period at
the turn of the 19th century that are exhibited in
perfect condition. There is also a magnificent pine-panelled
tack room featuring a wide range of items such as saddles,
harnesses, driving lines and reins, whose elegant
sophistication never fails to amaze visitors.