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Château de Hautefort

Château de Hautefort, experience the beauty!

Welcome to the Château de Hautefort

Located on a rocky spur, the Hautefort Castle is an old medieval fortress transformed in the 17th century by the marquis of the name into a pleasure dwelling.

Embellished in particular by the addition in the 19th century of a French garden and a landscaped park, it is a unique site in the Périgord which combines the splendour of nature and the majesty of architecture with a culture of refinement inherited and transmitted over time.

This place steeped in history, preserved and restored by its various owners for over a millennium, can still be visited today. It is the fruit of a family's strong commitment to one value: beauty.

The Château de Hautefort is the story of a passion: bought in the first quarter of the 20th century by Baron and Baroness Henry de Bastard, it was restored with care and devotion. After the main building was destroyed in a fire in 1968, the Baroness, now a widow, worked tenaciously for a second restoration, carried out in conjunction with her family, the public and with the support of the local authorities and the Ministry of Culture.

The Fondation du Château de Hautefort, created in 1984, then recognised as a public utility in 1990, has made it possible to guarantee the durability of the estate, to ensure its management, but also to share its beauty with as many people as possible.

Through everyone's commitment, the Château de Hautefort bears witness to the generosity and love of the public for its heritage. The unique and collective history of Hautefort continues today in a thousand ways: hosting film shoots, themed guided tours, an experimental vegetable garden, workshops on biodiversity and sustainable management which earned it the first eco-label awarded to a cultural site. In Hautefort, beauty can be inhabited, visited and exists loud and clear.

Summer Animations:

Program of animations 2021 :

During the summer, cultural events are offered to visitors, such as night-time events on Wednesdays in July and August.

FROM MARCH TO NOVEMBER

Exhibition "Resonance". Photographs by Pierrot Men.

5 APRIL

Treasure hunt in the castle gardens. Reception at 2pm and start of the animation at 3pm.

MAY

Colloquium "Vegetable garden, gardens, reconciling beauty and bio". Upon registration.

4, 5 and 6 JUNE

See you in the garden. In the company of the castle gardeners - Boxwood pruning demonstration, guided tour with the head gardener and cutting workshop for children.

JULY

- L'atelier du petit jardinier, Mondays 12, 19 and 26 July at 11am - From 3 years old.

- L'atelier du petit artiste, Tuesdays 13, 20 and 27 July from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.

- The Summer Nocturnes, Wednesdays July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Ticket office hours: 9pm to 9.45pm.

- Open-air cinema, Monday, July 12 at 10 pm.

- Show on the theme of ecology. From 7 years old. Monday 19th July at 4pm. Storytelling, music and dance "You won't go picking daffodils on the Aral Sea" with the company "Théâtre du paradoxe".

AUGUST

- L'atelier du petit jardinier, Mondays 2, 9 and 16 August at 11am - From 3 years old.

- L'atelier du petit artiste, Tuesdays 3, 10 and 17 August from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.

- The Summer Nocturnes, Wednesdays August 4, 11, 18 and 25. Ticket office hours: 9pm to 9.45pm

- Open-air cinema, Monday 2 August at 10 pm

- Show on the theme of ecology. From 7 years old. Monday 9th August at 4pm. Storytelling, music and dance "You won't go picking daffodils on the Aral Sea" with the company "Théâtre du paradoxe".

SEPTEMBER

Colloquium "The landscape, a reflection of rurality in the Périgord". On inscription

18 and 19 SEPTEMBER

European Heritage Days. Costumed guided tours

OCTOBER

From 16 to 31 OCTOBER (All Saints' Day holidays)

Halloween" animation and "Pumpkin Kit" workshop. Photo contests and surprises for all children...

FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER

- Drawing workshop " Share the beauty ". Information at the ticket office

- Visit of a movie set, the replica of Louis XIV's bedroom in Versailles. Exhibition "50 years of cinema in Hautefort".

Tariff details

RATES 2022

Individual visitors:
Adults : 11 euros
Children from 7 to 14 years old : 6 euros
Under 7 years old: free

Groups of 20 people and more:
Adults : 9 euros
Children up to 14 years old : 5 euros
Guided tours for groups, on reservation (contact us)

ANIMATIONS (registration on site) Supplement
Accompanied tours 3 €.
Animation of the bread oven by the bakers 4€.

Shows:

Movie nights Single rate 5 €.
Theater in the park 16 € adults / 8 € for 7 to 14 years old
Wednesday Nights 18 € adults / 9 € for 7 to 14 years old / free for children under 7 years old

Dates and Times

March: Weekends and public holidays from 14:00 to 18:00
April and May: daily from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2pm to 6.30 pm
June: Daily from 9:30 to 19:00
July and August: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September: Daily from 10:00 to 18:00
October: Daily from 14:00 to 18:00
1st/11th November: weekends and public holidays from 14:00 to 18:00
November 12 to February 29: annual closing
The hours mentioned above are those of the castle. The ticket office closes its doors to the public 30 minutes before the castle closes.
The gardens remain accessible until nightfall for the visitors already present in the domain.

Spoken languages
Halloween

Pumpkin contest from October 22 to November 6, 2022

Pumpkin contest from October 22 to November 6, 2022

Dozens, hundreds, thousands of little pumpkins are waiting for a large audience during the All Saints' Day vacations.

  • Discover an unusual "pumpkin" décor in the Castle's Guard Room... created by the castle's super team of gardeners.
  • Participate in the contest for the most "beautiful" pumpkin! Original, unusual, cute or scary!
  • Come and decorate, take a picture of your creation at the Château, it may be published on our social networks ... and the winners will receive some surprises.
  • Enjoy readings of tales by Anderson, Beatrix Potter, Grimm, Perreault... offered at 3:00 and 4:30 pm

Don't forget to stop by the food court (seasonal pancakes) and take advantage of the park to take a nice autumn walk and discover the wild cyclamen beds!

Here is something to liven up your vacations ...

From October 22 to November 6, 2022, ask for your Pumpkin Kit at 4,5€ (without reservation)

The castle is open every day from 2pm to 6pm (ticket office closes at 5:30pm)

  • Entrance from 7 to 14 years old = 6€ + Kit
  • Admission for children under 7 years old = free + Kit
  • Adult admission = 11€ + kit

Exceptionally during all these vacations: Free kit for people of all ages fully dressed as pumpkins.

Easter Special

Scavenger Hunt April 5, 2021

Scavenger Hunt April 5, 2021

Huge puzzle and treasure hunt game in the gardens and park, distribution of chocolates to all participants, special prizes for the big winners in the categories + and - 7 years old!

 

Adresse :

Le Bourg - 24390 Hautefort

Sector

Black Périgord

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