Château de Tennessus

Opening period

Open from 01/04 to 31/12

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Imposing moated fourteenth-century fortress with working drawbridge

Imposing moated fourteenth-century fortress with working drawbridge, arrows-slits, hoardings and massive granite fireplaces, situated in calm rural surroundings. The magnificent rooms have been decorated and furnished in keeping with the medieval setting. Access i by a stone spiral staircase.

Accommodation and rates

Our rooms in the castle

  • 5 majestic rooms (100 sqm) with private shower or bath and wc :
    Lord's Chamber
  • canopied double bed and tapestries ;
    Knight's Chamber
  • cloistered double bed and heraldic decor ;
    King's Chamber
  • canopied king-size bed, kitchenette and spectacular views ;
    Lady's suite
  • beautiful hand decorated family room, XVè century style ;
    the Watch tower very small hand painted suite on 2 floors with beautiful upper bath.
    Stone vaulted entrance hall.


Proposal of basket of greedy for the dinner. Good restaurants nearby.


Leisure on site

In the grounds : parklands, country walks, fishing in the moat, punting ont the moat, swimming pool.

Leisure nearby

  • The medieval town of Parthenay (7km)
    Poitiers and its many romanesque art monuments (50 km)
    The Futuroscope park (50 km)
    "Green Venice" (50 km)
    27 hole golf course (25 km)
    Horse-riding (7 km)
    Park and "Son et Lumière" at Puy du Fou (60 km)

The themes

To know

  • Animaux : No admitted
  • WIFI


From the A10 autoroute at Poitiers, take the nationale 149 to Parthenay. 7 Km north of Parthenay, heading towards Bressuire turn right in the direction of Lageon. The chateau is on the right.