Five Centuries
of History

The Chateau's history dates back to the early XVIth century when the Montpezat family, lords of Tajan, abandoned their medieval fortress to build the Renaissance chateau on the river banks in order to control the trade on the Garonne river ... and enjoy life. Shortly after the Revolution, the Prince of Berghes married the daughter of the new owner and decided to make the Chateau de Saint-Martory their summer residence. Architect Ruprich Robert, a fellow of Viollet le Duc, was hired to modernize the building and turned it into a major example of Gothic Revival. The property subsequently changed hands several times before being acquired by the father of the present owner in the early 1990s.

A Green Estate

The property of Chateau de Saint-Martory extends over 40 hectares of woodland, bordered by the Garonne river with spectacular views of the nearby Pyrénées mountains. The ancient cereal fields were converted into a tree plantation twenty years ago and trails are now open in the forest of oaks, pines, sycamores and ash trees.

Five Living Areas

The Chateau offers five living spaces including the historical, untouched guardsroom, the red living room, yellow dining room and office which were transformed during the 19th century and the modern games room, under the rooftop, created by the current owner. A french Billard will be the excuse for late evenings enjoying a glass of Armagnac.

The Intimacy of
The Farmhouse

The Chateau's farmhouse was built around 1854 when the Prince of Berghes transformed the castle into a summer residence. Facing the Chateau, on the other side of the lawn, the farmhouse has the typical charm of southern houses. It's inner courtyard, tiled roofs, the virginia creepers running on its old stone walls make it an amazing place for any event. The main reception room of the property and the caterers' space are located in one of its buildings. The farmhouse is also where the owner's apartment and three rooms available to guests are located.

By the Pool

Contiguous to the Chateau, the pool area is a very peaceful and relaxed place in a spectacular natural setting. The pool was built on a parcel surrounded by an ancient stone wall and the historical greenhouse converted into a poolhouse. On the same parcel the Chateau's orchard offers its fruit from June until October and the BBQ focuses everyone's attention in summer months.