Le Castelou, which means "little castle" in Occitan, was the creation of Henri, duke de Lévis-Mirepoix, a member of one of the premier aristocratic families of France. In 1911, he wanted a suitable residence for him to live with his mistress. So he joined two 1820s houses together, added a new façade and built a spectacular gallery featuring a variety of historical styles. It included huge stained glass windows designed by Louis Gesta in Toulouse.
Our guests can still experience the artistry of this unique space which we have called La Galerie de Léran. The duke created it to share with his mistress. And without doubt, La Galerie does have an air of romance.