The History of the Castle

The Maniban Family

The Château de Maniban is located 1 km south of the town of Mauléon d'Armagnac , in the Gers .

This estate dates back to the 17th centuries and belonged to the Maniban Family. This family is the first who introduced Armagnac at the court of Toulouse in the 17th century.

Castarède Family which bought this attractive Château 30 years ago.

It is situated in the Bas Armagnac region, considered as the most highly rated terroir of the whole Armagnac region and producing the best eaux de vie.

Our family personally handles the entire wine-making-process, distillation, ageing in wooden oak casks and bottling, which is carried out at the Château.

The arms of the Maniban family

• Two bumblebees of golden pilgrim( stickused by pilgrims for the pilgrimage of Holy Jacques de Compostelle)
• A new moon silver
• Three silver blades

The Castarède family

Nowadays Maniban's Estate belongs to the Castarède family, established in the Bas- Armagnac for centuries.

The Castarède family discovered in one of the contsruction, historical frescos which have been restored.

These frescoes may represent a happy episode in the life of the owners of Maniban, engagement or more likely, a wedding. The painted decoration has to be assigned to a decorative painter, maybe italian, from the sixteenth century.

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