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Sauveboeuf Castle

On the banks of the Vézère river, a few minutes from Montignac

Welcome to Château de Sauveboeuf

History of Sauveboeuf castle

According to early written sources, Sauveboeuf castle dates back to the mid-14th century. It is known that the château became the property of the De Ferrières family, vassals of the Lords of Montignac. At that time, the château must have been a stronghold of campagne , whose purpose was to protect Montignac. Over the centuries, and right up to the mid-18th century, the De Ferrières family became a member of the French nobility.

In 1743, the estate passed into the hands of Victor Riquetti marquis de Mirabeau, father of the famous French revolutionary, and remained in the family for some sixty years. During the 19th century, the building was successively owned by the Chassagnac Latrade, Dehÿs and Baillemont families. In 1891, the Oberkampf family, famous for their toile de Jouy factory (in Jouy-en-Josas), acquired Sauveboeuf and carried out extensive renovations. The Oberkampf family sold the château in 1927.

The château remained an agricultural estate until 1975 (notably with the Gengen family), then was abandoned until bought by the Douce family in 1987.

Château de Sauvebœuf has been open to visitors since April 2013.

Castle tour (1h)

Château de Sauveboeuf is built in the Louis XIII style. Its Renaissance terrace overlooking the Vézère River is well worth a visit.
The vast rooms of this illustrious residence feature period furniture, a monumental white stone staircase and a cabinet of curiosities: the diversity of owner Mr. Douce's collections is sure to fascinate you.
tours can be self-guided or guided

Visit to the Museum of Prehistory (1H30)

The vaulted cellars of Château de Sauveboeuf are home to one of the world's largest private collections of prehistory.
From Erectus to the beginnings of the Neolithic, discover the evolution of man through different prisms: his environment, his innovations and his conflicts. Nearly 500,000 pieces, including mammoth ivory ornaments over 20,000 years old!
Guided tour of the Museum of Prehistory, duration 1h30. Guided tour only.

Wedding at Château de Sauveboeuf

An ideal venue for your reception...

In the heart of the Périgord Noir region, overlooking the Vézère river, Château de Sauveboeuf, a 17th-century jewel case, is the perfect place to welcome your guests for unforgettable moments.

Spend a weekend living the life of a châtelain in this Louis XIII-style residence steeped in history.
The "Nicolas Rambourg" room is an exceptional place, offering a splendid view of the main courtyard and the château's main building, thanks to its six large bay windows.
With a connecting room downstairs, you'll be able to dance and celebrate your event with ease.
For more information, don't hesitate to contact us!


Pricing details

- Visit to Sauveboeuf castle: €12
- Prehistory museum visit: €9
- Tour of château and museum: €15

-50% off for children aged 10 to 18.
Free for children under 10.

Group (min 25 people) :

- Guided tour of château de Sauveboeuf (approx. 1h30): 7 € / pers. (+ 40 € guiding package for the group).
- Guided tour of the prehistory museum: €7/person (+ €40 guiding fee for the group).
- Visit to the château and prehistory museum (approx. 3h) :
10 € / pers. (+ 60 € guiding package for the group).

Dates and times

Monday to Thursday: 2pm - 5pm
Weekends and public holidays: Closed

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