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Fénelon Castle

Feudal fortress of the Périgord noir

The Castle of Fénelon

Feudal fortress of Périgord noir

enrolled in a double enclosure, the Fénelon Castle To the roof in Lauze draws its powerful silhouette above the valley of the Dordogne. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in Périgord. It 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 Telemachus". Built on a succession of rocky terraces, he skilfully mixes the warrior character of the Middle Ages with the elegance of the Renaissance.

Fénelon is one of the few monuments of the Sarladais to keep its roof of slate. You can admire it, a collection of weapons and armor, a beautiful furniture and objects of art from the XVth to the eighteenth centuries. Free and shady Parking.

Allow 1 hour to 1 h 30 for a full free tour (outdoor and indoor).

Animations 2018:

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

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

Price details

Rates 2017

Adult: 9.50 €
Adult Group: 8.00 € reserved for travel agencies, coaches, clubs and associations
Child from 5 to 11 years: 5.50 €
Teenager from 12 to 17 years: 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


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Chateau de fe 24370 Sainte Mondane
Périgord Noir
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