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Fénelon Castle

Feudal fortress of the Périgord Noir

Fénelon castle

feudal fortress of Périgord Noir

Set in a double enclosure, the Fénelon castle with its lauze roof, rises to a mighty silhouette above the Dordogne valley. It is unquestionably one of the finest châteaux in Périgord. It was the birthplace of François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon (1651-1715), archbishop of Cambrai, tutor to the Children of France and author of the "Adventures of Telemachus". Built on a succession of rocky terraces, it skilfully blends the warlike character of the Middle Ages with the elegance of the Renaissance.

Fénelon is one of the few monuments in the Sarlat region to retain its lauze roof. You can admire a collection of arms and armor, fine furniture and objets d'art from the 15th to 18th centuries. Free, shaded parking.

Allow 1 hour to 1 h 30 for a complete self-guided tour (exterior and interior).


Pricing details

2021 rates

Adults: €10
Adult group: €8.00 reserved for travel agencies, coach operators, clubs and associations
Children aged 5 to 11: €5.50
Teenagers aged 12 to 17: €6.50
Students under 26: €8 with proof of enrolment
Kindergarten group: €3.00
Primary group: €4.50
Secondary school / Lycée group: €5.50

Dates and times

Open from Easter to All Saints' Day

Exceptionally, the château will remain open to visitors every day from 2pm to 5pm, except Tuesdays and Saturdays, up to and including Monday November 15, to coincide with the official release of Ridley SCOTT's film "The Last Duel", shot in part in the château de Fénelon.

Sanitary pass and mask mandatory for the tour

Masks must be worn after ticketing.
Respect physical distances.



chateau de fenelon 24370 Sainte Mondane


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