Château de La Brède

Historic site and monument


This breathtaking 12th century feudal structure occupies a small island, surrounded by wide moats and an English-style park. It is more famous, however, for its most famous occupant Charles Louis de Secondat. This future member of the Bordeaux parliament was born here. He later moved to Bordeaux, where he was known as Baron de Montesquieu. He wrote "L'esprit des lois" in this chateau, a text that was fundamental in the development of modern democratic systems. The books iare to the Bordeaux city library.

Services & equipments, comfort

  • Shop
  • Wifi

Key information

Open days

  • From 06/04/2019 to 12/11/2019
  • Access

    • Motorway : A63 at 20 km
    • Motorway : A62 at 10 km
    • Road (national / local) : D108 at 0 km
  • Languages

    • Français
    • Anglais
  • Labels & brands

    • Maisons des Illustres
    • Vignobles et découvertes
  • Means of payment

    • Carte Bancaire
    Cheques and postal orders, Cash


  • Tour languages : French, English

Individual visit conditions :

  • Guided tours


Free of charge
Children's price de 4.00 at 6.00€
Basic price - full adult price de 8.00 at 12.00€

Contact details

Avenue du Château
33650 LA BREDE

Send an email
+33 5 56 78 47 72


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