Built on a former fortress site dating back to the 13th century, Château de Gudanes has been abandoned for hundreds of years. The history surrounding this beautiful castle is as rich as what and whom resided inside during the1700’s when it was the home of the influential, wealthy and ancient de Sales family. When the French Revolution erupted and the aristocratic class was forced to flee or face prosecution, this recently (50 years) rebuilt chateau was overtaken by the Astrie family (of the rising bourgeoisie class). Years later, after many changes throughout French society, the château was declared a historic monument, thus making it nearly impossible to perform the much needed repairs due to the vast amount of restrictions.
Recently,Château de Gudanes was put on the market, and after 4 years for sale and a lengthy 2 years of negotiations, it was purchased by an Australian family with hopes of returning it to its former glory for all to see. Follow along as the new owners peel back the layers to chronicle the restoration of this special property, unearthing treasures along the way.