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Jumilhac Castle

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

The castle of Jumilhac the Great

Just like Saint-Yrieix 12 kilometers away, The Castle of Jumilhac Formed, at the steps of the Limousin and Périgord, a defensive line during the Saracen, Visigothic, Norman and English incursions (1190), not forgetting the Hundred Years ' War.

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

In the seventeenth century, the walls of the enclosure, the square towers of advanced defense and the dependencies were transformed with pomp into the body of Logis and reception, giving to the mansion of the Marquis of Jumilhac (1655), splendor and magnificence.

Grand Salon panelled, parquetd at the Versailles and animated hunting scenes, staircase of the Louis XIII, dining room with rosettes in Adobe, kitchen with brass drums, Theme Gardens on the terrace (Gold and Alchemy),..., contrasts with the austere atmosphere of the spinning room, Louise de Hautefort, incarcerated for 30 years in the feudal engaged tower.

Price details

Visit Castle and Gardens:
-Adults: 9.00 euros
-Children: 5.50 euros
-Students: 7.50 euros

Visit Gardens:
-Adults: 4 euros
-Children: 2 euros
-Students: 3 euros

Dates and times

Open all year round (except Christmas and New Year)

From 1 January to 31 March: Saturdays and Sundays from 14h to 17/18h, then every day-from 1 April to 31 May: from 14h to 18h,-from 1 June to 30 September: from 10am to 7pm, with Nocturnes (21h 30) on Tuesdays (+ Thursdays in July-August) ,-from 1 October to 15 November: from 14h to 18h and from 16 November to 31 December: Saturdays and Sundays from 14h to 17/18h. Other periods: By appointment (

Guided tour of the Château (approx. 60 minutes) with additional visits to the roofs (€2); Self-guided tour of the gardens.

Many cultural activities from June to September.

Nightly visits and gourmet dinners on Tuesdays evenings in July and August (on reservation)

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

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

Languages spoken


Castle Square
Indicate the route
Place du château, 24630 Jumilhac-le-Grand
Périgord Green
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