The old medieval fortress, probably built on the site of a Roman camp, was transformed into country residence in the 17th century.
Gradually abandoning its defensive apparatus for the elegance of a classical architecture, the castle was reconstructed to reflect the rank and power of the Marquess of Hautefort. The interior contains a remarkable collection of furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.
In the 19th century, the renowned landscape architect the Count of Choulot designed the French gardens surrounding the castle and created the English-style park, which offers varied views of the countryside and the surrounding villages. The boxwood embroidery, elegantly arranged around the castle, contributes to the reputation of the domain and the pleasure of visitors.