Located between Moirax and La Romieu, the chateau was once a lordship in the Bruilhois viscounty in the jurisdiction of Laplume. Today, there is not much left of the original chateau as the buildings have been altered and transformed over the centuries. It was at the end of the 18th century that the present Directoire-style residence was built. In 1485, we know that Meynard de Larroque, a clerk at the Armagnac Treasury, was the owner, followed by the Godhailhs, an old family from Agen, and then by Noble Caprazy de Las, Lord of Espalais, who married Miss Claude de Vergez, daughter of the Lord of Brimont. The castle then remained in the Flaujac family until 1954 when it was sold to the Revillon d'Apreval family, who in turn sold it in 1969 to Dr. Orlandini, a doctor from Agen. In the mid-1990s, the château was bought by Jean-Pierre Laurens, who transformed it into a hotel, which he sold to the Amadieu family in 2003. In 2012 the château obtained its 4-star rating.The property was acquired by the current owners, Christina and Sassan Aminzadeh, in 2022.
The chateau and its outbuildings are nestled on eight private hectares in the Gascony hills, just 10 minutes from Boé and 15 minutes from Agen, the Lot-et-Garonne's bustling capital city. Located equidistant from Bordeaux (90 miles) and Toulouse (70 miles), Agen can be reached by motorway, TGV train and an airport.
Explore the neighbouring towns such as Moirax (pictured, 5 minutes drive) home to the famous Cluniac abbey founded in the 11th century. A jewel of Romanesque architecture, the imposing Priory church is a true architectural marvel; perfectly restored, it has been listed as a historic monument since 1846. The hillside village of Laplume is also only 5 minutes drive.
The Chateau de Lassalle estate was purchased in February 2022 by Sassan & Christina Aminzadeh. Iranian and American by birth, the couple met and married while living and juggling their corporate careers in the United Kingdom.
After searching for their ideal French property for several years, they fell in love with Chateau de Lassalle and now look forward to sharing this historic property with their guests, family and friends.
We first appeared in the British TV programme ChateauDIY as "chateau shoppers" filmed in 2021, before we found Chateau de Lassalle. Our adventure begins in Series 2 episodes 11 and 12. The story continues in Series 3, where we appear in episodes 7, 21, 22, and 23 which covers us moving into the chateau, installing an irrigation system for the orchard, replacing the old pool tiles, creating an inviting terrace space for guests and transforming our grand salon into an entertaining space. There is more to come as we are currently filming for Series 4.