A place of charm and history, the castle of Montlaur was owned by EDOUARD NIERMANS, the famous architect of the "Café Society" of the "Belle Epoque" to whom we owe many
beautiful and mythical buildings as the Hotel Negresco in Nice, the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, as well as
in Paris the Moulin Rouge, the Folies Bergères, the Casino de Paris, the Elysée
EDOUARD NIERMANS is considered one of the most important architects of the "Belle Epoque" in France.
Friend of Auguste Renoir, Théo Van Gogh, Jules Cheret, Felix Ziem,
and Charles Garnier, in 1895 EDOUARD NIERMANS married
Louise Marie Héloïse Dewachter (1871 - 1963),
Isidore Louis Dewachter's sister, the Flemish post impressionist painter,
well known as Louis Dewis (1872 - 1946).
EDOUARD NIERMANS was a passionate winegrower and cultivated the vast and former vineyard of the DOMAINE DE MONTLAUR de Montlaur.He spent his final years in the Chateau de Montlaur where he died on October 19th, 1928.
The DOMAINE DE MONTLAUR is owned by his grandchildren..