Hautefort Castle Hautefort Castle Hautefort Castle Hautefort Castle Hautefort Castle Hautefort Castle

Hautefort Castle

The castle jewel of the Périgord noir

Welcome to the Château de Hautefort

The elegant silhouette of the Hautefort Castle is at the top of a plateau that dominates the valleys of the Bernier and the heavy, two tributaries of the Auvézère. This furnished building retains a collection of furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The history of the Château de Hautefort:

The ancient medieval fortress, probably built at the site of a Roman camp, is transformed into a pleasure house in the 17th century.

Gradually abandoning its defensive apparatus for the approval of a classical architecture, the castle reflects the rank and power of the Marquis de Hautefort. The castle and Hospice of Hautefort are rare examples of classical architecture in Périgord.

In the 19th century, the Comte de Choulot designed the French gardens and created the English park which offered varied views of the countryside and surrounding villages. The garden's buisness embroidery, elegantly arranged around the castle, contributes to the fame of the estate and the pleasure of its visit.

Summer Entertainment:

Programme of animations 2018:

During the summer, cultural events are offered to visitors, such as Nocturnes with "The night, at the chateau ..." ».

April to October

  • Interactive tour of a real movie set and film set!
  • Exhibition "50 Years of cinema in Hautefort"

2 April

  • Treasure hunt in the Castle Gardens
  • Reception at 2pm and start of the animation at 3pm

1, 2 and 3 June

  • Go to the garden
  • In the company of the gardeners of the castle

July

  • Creative Workshops for children
    Wednesdays 18 and 25 July from 2.30 pm until 6pm
  • The nocturnes of the summer with "The night, at the castle..." Wednesday, July 11, 18 and 25
    Ticket Office Hours: 9pm to 10pm
  • "The Little Gardener's Workshop"
    Mondays 16, 23 and 30 July at 11am. From 3 years
  • Open Air Cinema
    July 9th at 10:00 pm

August

    • Creative Workshops for children
      Wednesdays 1, 8 and 15 August from 2.30 pm until 6pm
    • The nocturnes of the summer with "The night, at the castle..." Wednesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 August
      Ticketing hours 21h-10pm
    • "The Little Gardener's Workshop"
      Mondays 6, 13 and 20 August at 11am. From 3 years
    • Open Air Cinema
      6 August at 22h
    • Theatrical evening around the tales
      August 13th at 9pm
    • "The Cat kicked" and "the Devil and the three Golden Hair", with the troop "The Companions of Ulysses"

15 and 16 September

European Heritage Days
Historical costumed comments.

Price details

Rates 2018

Individual visitors:
Adults: 10 euros
Children from 7 to 14 years: 5.50 euros
Reduced: 8 euros
Large family: Free from the third child

Groups of 20 people and more:
Adults: 8 euros
(+ Package 1 Guide 50 €/2 guides €75)
Children up to 14 years old: 4.50 euros
(+ Package 1 Guide 40 €/2 guides €60)

Dates and times

March: Weekends and public holidays from 14.00 to 18.00
April and May: daily from 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 6.30 pm
June: daily from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm
July and August: daily from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm
September: daily from 10 am to 6 pm
October: Daily from 14.00 to 18.00
1/11 November: Weekends and public holidays from 14.00 to 18.00
November 12th to February 29th: annual closing
The hours mentioned above are those of the castle. The ticket office closes its doors to the public 30 min before the castle closes.
The gardens remain accessible until nightfall for the visitors already present in the grounds.

Languages spoken

Address:

Le Bourg-24390 Hautefort

Sector

Périgord Noir

Contact the owner:

Your name (required)

Your email (required)

Your phone

About

Your message






What to find nearby?