Empress Eugénie de Montijo left her mark in Les Landes, so it’s only natural that she has a place at Château Belle Epoque.
The Eugénie De Montijo Suite is bright, spacious and peaceful. It’s located on the first floor over the breakfast room and the snooker room. It’s composed of 2 rooms, a bathroom and WC. One of the rooms looks over the French Garden and the other is a corner room looking over both the estate gardens in front of the château and the French Garden.
Enjoy free access to the swimming pool, tennis court, boules pitch, play area… and many more activities that are available near to the Belle Epoque Estate.
From the 2nd April
to the 18th June and from 18th September to the 24th October 2021
From the 19th June to the 2nd July
and 4th to the 17th September 2021
From the 3rd to
23rd July and
the 21st August to the 3rd September 2021
the 24th July
to the 20th August
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Eugénie de Montijo, countess of Teba, was born in Grenada in Spain in 1826 and died in England in 1920. She was the wife of Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, also known as Napoléon III, and the last Empress of France.
She came to France in 1834 and would often spend time with her mother and her sister in Biarritz. She was educated in Paris at the Sacré-Coeur convent, and she also had two renowned tutors: Stendhal and Mérimée.
In 1853 she married Louis Napoléon Bonaparte.
In 1854 Napoléon III built the villa Eugénie at Biarritz for them, which is now known as the Hotel du Palais.
In 1861 the spa resort Eugénie-les-Bains was created and named in her honour.
She was beautiful, cultured and her strong character made advances in women’s rights. For example, she was involved in allowing Madeleine Brès (first women doctor) to be enrolled in Medical school.
She introduced to the court Marthe-Alice Pouypoudat, a farmer of Les Landes (recognised as one of the first great chefs of France) and her recipe for Pain Farci en Croûte Belle Crinoline. They remained friends.
Eugénie would be instrumental in the recovery of Alsace Lorraine in 1918, by giving a letter to Clemenceau dating from 1870. The letter was written by the King of Prussia Guillaume 1st, and was proof that Alsace Lorraine had been annexed by the Germans.