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 8th April
to the 26th May
From the 27th May to the 30 June and
the 9th September to the 29th October 2023
From the 1st to
21th July and
the 19th August to the 8th September 2023
the 22th July
to the 18th 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.
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the perfect stay,
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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.