Henri IV guestroom
A medieval guestroom, which gives onto the immense Clément V Salon, with mullioned stained-glass window and view over the arch bridge esplanade.
Henry of Navarre, the future king of France Henry IV, was a childhood companion of Geoffroy de Caumont. On the 25th October 1587, after the great battle of Coutras, Henry of Navarre rushed to the Castle of Goudourville to throw 22 flags taken from the enemy at the feet of his beloved Diane d’Andoins, Countess of Gramont and Guiche, known as “the beautiful Corisande”.
Alas, Diane had left the castle the day before. Henry lodged at the castle “in a lover’s great disarray”, according to the chronicler of the time. The 22 flags were solemnly watched over in the Guards Room.