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Hautefort Castle

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.

Tariff details

RATES 2023

Individual visitors:
Adults : 12 euros
Children from 7 to 14 years old : 8 euros
Under 7 years old: free

Groups of 20 people and more:
Adults : 9 euros
Children up to 14 years old : 6 euros
Guided tours for groups, on reservation (contact us)

ANIMATIONS (registration on site) Supplement
Accompanied tours 4 €.
Bread oven entertainment by the baker €5


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

April, May and June: Daily from 10:00 to 17:00 (ticket office closes at 16:00)
July and August: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ticket office closes at 5 p.m.)
September, October and until November 5, 2023: Daily from 10am to 5pm (ticket office closes at 4pm)
November to March: Annual closure


Pumpkin contest from October 21 to November 5, 2023

Pumpkin contest from October 21 to November 5, 2023

Dozens, hundreds, thousands of little pumpkins await the public throughout the All Saints' vacation season.

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

Don't forget to stop off at the food court (seasonal crêpes) for a bite to eat, and take a lovely autumn stroll through the park to discover the wild cyclamen beds!

Here's something to liven up your vacations...

From October 22 to November 6, 2022, ask for your Pumpkin Kit at €4.5 (no reservation required).

The Château is open daily from 2pm to 6pm (ticket office closes at 5:30pm).

  • Admission for 7 to 14 year olds = 6€ + Kit
  • Admission for children under 7 = free + Kit
  • Adult admission = €11 + kit

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



Le Bourg - 24390 Hautefort


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