Mareuil Castle

Seat of one of the four baronies of Périgord

Welcome to Château de Mareuil

Mareui Castlehe medieval château is located in the Périgord Vert region, high above the town of Mareuil.

Built in the Middle Ages, this fortress has been owned by numerous noble families over the centuries, including the Lords of Mareuil, the Roquefeuil and the de Gontaut-Biron families. The château has been renovated several times over the centuries, but still retains many of its original features, such as its ramparts, round towers and machicolations.

In addition to a flamboyant Gothic chapel, the château also houses a room dedicated to the First Empire, where furniture and documents trace the history of Marshal Lannes, Duc de Montebello (1769-1809), ancestor of the current owners. Inside, the rooms are decorated with fine paintings and furnished with Louis XV, Louis XVI and Regency period furniture.

Château de Mareuil is an example of medieval Périgord architecture, with features such as pointed arches, mullioned windows and battlements. It is surrounded by a large park with beautiful views over the surrounding campagne .

Today, the château is open to the public for guided tours. Part of the château (the former outbuildings) is now the residence of the Duke of Montebello and his family. Most of the seigniorial and military parts (towers and walls, keep, guard and reception rooms, cabinet, chapel, upper and lower courtyards) are open to the public.

Dates and times

Open from 15/04 to 15/11

Visit by appointment

 

Address:

27 rue du château 24340 MAREUIL EN PÉRIGORD

Sector

Green Périgord

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