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Château de Fénelon

Feudal fortress of the Périgord Noir

The castle of Fénelon

feudal fortress of the black Périgord

Enrolled in a double enclosure, the Fénelon Castle to the roof in lauze rises its powerful silhouette above the Valley of the Dordogne. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles of the Périgord. He was the birthplace of François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon (1651-1715), Archbishop of Cambrai, tutor of the children of France and author of the "Adventures of Telemmaque". Built on a succession of Rocky terraces, he skillfully mixes the Warrior character of the middle ages with the elegance of the Renaissance.

Fénelon is one of the few monuments of Sarladais to preserve its roof of lauzes. You can admire, a collection of weapons and armor, a beautiful furniture and objets d'art from the XVth to the eighteenth centuries. Free and shady parking.

Allow 1 hour to 1 h 30 for a complete free visit (outdoor and indoor).

Animations 2018:

Permanent exhibition on the life and work of the great Fénelon from 1 April to 31 October 2018.

Through a collection of objects, books, engravings and documents you will discover the life of Fénelon from his birth to the Castle until his arrival at the Court of Versailles.

Tariff details

Rates 2019

Adult: €9.50
Adult group: €8.00 reserved for travel agencies, autocarers, clubs and associations
Child from 5 to 11 years: €5.50
Teenager aged 12 to 17: €6.50
Student under 26 years: €8 on proof
Kindergarten group: €3.00
Primary group: €4.50
Secondary/high school group: €5.50

Dates and Times

Open from the Passover to the Saints

Reopening of the castle of Fénelon from Sunday, July 8 at 10H30

Wearing a mask is mandatory after the ticket office.
Respect physical distances.
Visits in October remain uncertain at this time.


Adresse :
chateau de fenelon 24370 Sainte Mondane
Black Périgord
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