Welcome to the Château de Bourdeilles
Built on a rocky spur, the Château de Bourdeilles brings together two exceptional buildings. A medieval fortress of the 13th century flanked by an impressive dungeon and an elegant Renaissance house housing a collection of furniture of the richest in Aquitaine. During the holidays, the children roam the castle accompanied by their riddle book which is offered to them. During the workshops, discover also how a hypocras, medieval drink, create your own seal or coat of arms, or introduce yourself to calligraphy is made. During the dramatised night tours, walk the castle as privileged guests in a warm, humorous and unusual atmosphere. Enjoy your beautiful summer evenings in this exceptional setting at the picnic and outdoor cinema concerts.
The history of the Château de Bourdeilles:
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.
Children (5 to 12 years old) : 5,90 €.
Children (-5 years old): Free
Groups * (20 people):
Adults and schoolchildren over 12 years old** : 7,10 €.
Schoolchildren under 12 years old : 3,60 €.
* FROM 20 persons and on reservation; Free attendant and Driver
* * 1 FREE companion for 10 students
Dates and Times
The Château de Bourdeilles has adapted to ensure visits in the best conditions of safety and in compliance with health measures. Your safety and that of our staff remain our priority. Wearing a mask is compulsory from 10 years old and you can buy one on site if necessary. We invite you to buy your tickets online and to read the visitor's charter before your arrival.
Find the opening days and times on www.chateau-bourdeilles.fr.
Groups welcome on request, please contact us