The Bao-Dai room takes its name from the illustrious character that came to Linxe and possibly the Château Belle Epoque a long time ago !
the 29th March
to the 24th May
From the 25th May to the 28 June and
the 7th September to the 27th October 2024
From the 29th June to
19th July and
the 17th August to the 6th September 2024
the 20th July
to the 16th August
On the estate you have free access to a tennis court (equipment provided) a ping pong table, a swimming pool, a boules pitch, play area, and many other activities close to the Château. There’s something for everyone, the young and the old, so come and enjoy.
If you are a larger group, take a look at our other rooms, the Round Tower and the Louis Napoleon rooms are for 2 to 4 guests, the Eugenie de Montijo and Napoleon III are for 3 to 6 people. If your group is larger still, take a look at our gîtes.
To make sure you have the perfect stay, book your room as early as you can.
Bao-Dai was born in 1913. He is both the last sovereign of the great Nguyen Phuc dynasty, and the last emperor of Vietnam. He was named emperor at the age of 13 in 1926 after the death of his father.
He studied in France from 1922 to 1925 and then again from 1926 to 1932.
His tutor was Mr Jean Eugene Charles, senior resident of Annam, (Hué province in Vietnam) and the Emperor’s place of residence. Jean Eugene Charles originally came from Linxe, and here we can see him posing with the young emperor Bao-Dai in front of the town-hall at Linxe.
During his reign he try to modernise Vietnam. He would eventually abdicate in 1945. In 1989 he wrote in his memoirs entitled “The dragon of Annam” :
« Independence for the homeland, happiness for the people. For these 8 words and for 80 years, so many of our brothers and sisters have sacrificed their lives in the jungles the forests and the prisons, that compared to the sacrifices of these millions of heroes and heroines, my abdication is just a small detail. »
He died in Paris in 1997 after a 43 year exile, and was buried in Paris, at the Passy cemetery.
Of course, we have no proof that Bao Dai came to Château Belle Epoque but we can imagine that he did, and with this room we keep a trace of his time at Linxe.