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Jumilhac Castle

5 Centuries of history, Art and Architecture in Haut-Périgord

The castle of Jumilhac

Just like Saint-Yrieix at 12 kilometers, the castle of Jumilhac formed, at the steps of the Limousin and Périgord, a line of Defense during the raids visigothes, franques, Saracens, Norman and English (1190), not forgetting the hundred years war.

Many times rebuilt and enlarged, it was redone in the Renaissance and covered (1600) of these roofs which today make its reputation. These cones, pepper and pyramids, adorned with ridges with seigneurial and alchemical allegories, are unique in France and make Jumilhac the "Black Pearl" of the Haut Périgord.

In the seventeenth century, the walls, the square towers of advanced defense and the outbuildings were transformed with splendour into the body of habitation and reception, giving to the House of the Marquis of Jumilhac (1655), splendor and magnificence.

Large panelled living room, parqueted at the Versailles and animated by hunting scenes, staircase of apparat Louis XIII, dining room with rosettes in pisé, kitchen with brass in drums, themed gardens on the terrace (gold and Alchemy),..., contrasted with the austere atmosphere of the fileUse House, Louise de Hautefort, imprisoned for 30 years in the feudal committed Tower.

Tariff details

Visit Castle and Gardens:
-Adults: 9.00 euros
-Reduced (12-17 years, students, large families): 7.50 euros
-Children (5-11 years): 5.50 euros

Visit Gardens:
-Adults: 4 euros
-Reduced (12-17 years, students, large families): 3 euros
-Children (5-11 years): 2 euros

Dates and Times

Open all year (except Christmas and new year)

From 1 January to 31 March: Saturdays and Sundays from 14h to 18h, then every day-from 1 April to 31 May: from 2pm to 6pm,-from 1 June to 30 September: from 10am to 7pm, with Nocturnes (9.30 pm) on Tuesdays (+ Thursdays in July-August) ,-from 1 October to 15 November: from 2pm to 6pm. Finally from November 16 to December 31: Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm.

Other periods: by appointment (

Guided tour of the Château (about 60 minutes) with a surcharge for the visit of the roofs (2 euros); autonomous garden tour.

Many cultural activities from June to September.

Evening tours and gourmet dinners on Tuesdays evenings in July and August (on reservation)

Gourmet tours (tastings and sales) on Thursdays evenings (on reservation)

Shop (souvenirs, books, postcards,...).

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place du Château, 24630 Jumilhac-Le-Grand
Green Perigord
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