Thursday, 12 July 2012

Chateau du Bouilh, Saint-André-de-Cubzac (2)

Since there are two entrances leading to the Château du Bouilh, one could expect to find two painted signs.

Indeed, another one can be seen on this house by the road between Saint-André-de-Cubzac and Bourg-sur-Gironde. The message and typeface differ from those on yesterday's sign. The colours are more vibrant too. This may be because this sign was painted more recently. It may also be due to the fact it faces north and, consequently, is much less exposed to the sun, when the previous sign faced south.

This sign not only encourages to taste and buy the wine produced at the Château du Bouilh but also lists the different kinds of wines available: red, white and rosé.

Chateau du Bouilh
Vin Rouge - Blanc - Rosé
Dégustation Vente

As mentioned yesterday, the Château du Bouilh is more famous for its architecture than its wine (even if it is fine enough). Although it was closed when I was there, I could still take a few pictures. Click on each one to enlarge.

The western corps de logis

The semi-elliptical gallery that was supposed to link both corps de logis.
However only the western one was built (left, in the background), leaving the gallery to end abruptly (right)

The dovecote (fuie) is all that is left from the previous castle. It is 12 m wide and contains 1200 pigeonholes.

Location: Route de Bourg, Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde / Pictures taken in May 2012

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