Château de Bourdeilles
Travelling through the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Welcome to the Château de Bourdeilles
Built on a rocky spur, Bourdeilles Castle includes two exceptional buildings. A medieval fortress from the 13th century flanked by an impressive keep and an elegant Renaissance dwelling housing one of the richest collections of furniture in Aquitaine.
During the holidays, children walk around the castle with their free puzzle book. During the workshops, also discover how a hypocras, a medieval drink, is made, create your own seal or coat of arms, or learn calligraphy.
During dramatised night visits, walk around the castle like privileged guests in a warm, humorous and unusual atmosphere. Enjoy your beautiful summer evenings in this exceptional setting during picnic concerts and open-air cinema.
The history of the castle:
The first traces attesting to Bourdeilles go back to a stronghold, which in 1183 welcomed monks who came to take refuge with the relics of Saint Sapalo. It was at this place that at the end of the 13th century the body of a feudal building that still remains today was erected.
For several centuries, quartered between the crown of France and England, the castle of Bourdeilles will go through many political and religious storms.
Defensive at the origin, object of numerous lusts, theatre of bloody epics, liberated from the English, he was returned to the Comte du Périgord by Duguesclin.
The return of peace, Montbron's Jacquet, made the Renaissance castle a few strides from the medieval fortress at the end of the sixteenth century.
Bourdeilles is also a pleasure castle testifying to the elegance of a new art of living.
Location of many film and TV films.
IPod Touch Audioguide:
Discover our Visioguide available in 5 languages (FR, en, DE, NL, ES) and a version in Occitan. ipod Touch is available for rent on site but also for download.
Stay autonomous during your visit with this latest generation audioguide. It contains audio content, photos, quizzes, panoramas... Very simple to use and very intuitive, you enjoy the touch technology of the iPod touch. Accessible for the whole family, the audioguide is rich in content and will allow you to understand the whole history of the site.
If you have an iPhone or Android phone, you can download the application to your phone and enjoy the 3 tour circuits (Biron Castle, Bourdeilles and the Cloister of Cadouin) for the same price!
New Escape game at Bourdeilles Castle
From Sunday 11 July 2021 to Tuesday 31 August 2021 - 10:00 -> 17:00
Equipped with a virtual reality headset, you will move through four important periods in the history of Bourdeilles Castle. Starting with the construction of the keep in 1284 and ending with the building of the Renaissance palace in 1588, you will embody imprisoned Knights Templar or you will find yourself on a battlefield of the Hundred Years' War to defend the castle against English invaders.
In order to complete the different missions, you will have to analyse your environment, find the clues and solve the riddles in collaboration with your game partners.
Buy your tickets online as of now
Rates of the Château de Bourdeilles - 2023
Adults (13 years and over): 9,50€ purchase on site / 9€ purchase online
Children (5 to 12 years old): 6,30€ purchase on site/ 6€ purchase online
Children (-5 years old): Free
Groups * (20 people):
Adults and schoolchildren aged 13 and over**: €7.40
Schoolchildren under 12: €3.80
* FROM 20 persons and on reservation; Free attendant and Driver
* * 1 FREE companion for 10 students
Dates and Times
Schedules of the Château de Bourdeilles - 2023
From February 04 to April 07: from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm*.
From April 08 to July 09: from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm
From July 10th to August 27th : from 10am to 7pm
From August 28 to November 05: from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm
From November 06 to December 31: from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm*.
Admission 1 hour before closing time. Closed on 25 December and 1 January. *Closed on Mondays except during school holidays and public holidays.