Langoiran: a village and a medieval castle to visit around Bordeaux

Published on 28/05/2022

Langoiran medieval Castel - Dungeon interior

In Entre-deux-Mers, there are villages which have the tourist advantage of being located on the banks of the Garonne and of having a very rich history to offer their visitors. This is the case of Langoiran, a pretty medieval village which you can easily fall under the spell.

A medieval castle to visit near Bordeaux

Lovers of history, the medieval castle of Langoiran is a must! You can admire this magnificent 13th century fortification located in Entre-deux-Mers, at less than 30 kms from Bordeaux. Langoiran castle was a real royal fortress under the reign of Charles VII and Louis XI. It was destroyed in 1650 during the Fronde period.

Classified as a historical monument since 1889, we can say that this castle is worth the journey. It is at the end of the audioguided tour of the village of Langoiran that we invite you to end your walk with the medieval castle and St Pierre-es-Liens church on Haut-Langoiran, also listed as historical monument since 1908.

The medieval castle of Langoiran

The castle was built in the 13th century by Bernard Escoussan. Several powerful families succeeded in the decades that followed, until the purchase of the castle by Mr and Mrs Bibonne in 1972.

Much work has been undertaken by Mr Bibonne and has enabled the medieval castle to regain its splendor today. Its dungeon recently restored remains the pillar of the fortress. Moreover, it is, one of the largest dungeons in Europe.

Come and discover the anecdotes of the heritage of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, our audio guides are there to accompany you at your own pace. Are you ready to embark on a sightseeing tour like no other? Are you ready to discover new stories that can't be found in any history book?

Un Village en Gironde offers you an immersion in the heart of the history of the village of Langoiran for a timeless day with friends or lover. Book your visit on our website and receive the link of your audio guide in your mailbox, go to the village and let yourself be guided!

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