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Sauveboeuf Castle

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

Welcome to Château de Sauveboeuf

History of Château de Sauveboeuf

According to early written sources, the castle of Sauveboeuf would date from the middle of the 14th century. We know then that the castle became the property of the De Ferrières family, vassal of the lords of Montignac. At that time, the castle was to be a fortified country house whose purpose was to protect Montignac. Over the centuries, and until the middle of the 18th century, the De Ferrières family developed within the French nobility.

In 1743, the estate passed into the hands of Victor Riquetti, Marquis de Mirabeau, father of the famous French revolutionary, and belonged to the family for about sixty years. During the 19th century, the building belonged successively to the Chassagnac Latrade, Dehÿs and Baillemont families. In 1891, the Oberkampf family, famous for its fabric factory in Jouy (Jouy-en-Josas), acquired Sauveboeuf and carried out major renovations. The Oberkampfs sold the castle in 1927.

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

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

Visit of the castle (1h)

The Château de Sauveboeuf is in the Louis XIII style. It has a Renaissance terrace overlooking the Vézère which alone is worth a visit.
The vast rooms of this illustrious residence feature period furniture, a monumental white stone staircase, a cabinet of curiosities: the diversity of the collections of Mr. Douce, the owner, will certainly fascinate you.
the visit can be free or guided

Visit of the Museum of Prehistory (1H30)

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

Wedding at Château de Sauveboeuf

An ideal place for your reception....

In the heart of the Périgord Noir and overlooking the Vézère, Château de Sauveboeuf, a 17th century setting, will allow you to receive your guests for unforgettable moments.

For a weekend, experience the life of a castle in this Louis XIII style residence steeped in history.
The "Nicolas Rambourg" Hall is an exceptional place, it offers you a splendid view of the main courtyard and the main building of the castle, thanks to its six large bay windows.
Equipped with a communicating room downstairs, you can dance and celebrate your event easily.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us!


Tariff details

- Visit of the castle of Sauveboeuf: 12 €.
- Visit to the prehistory museum: 9 €.
- Visit of the castle and the museum: 15 €.

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

Group (min 25 people) :

- Guided tour of Sauveboeuf castle (approx. 1h30): 7 € / pers. (+ guide fee 40 € for the group).
- Guided tour of the prehistory museum: 7 € / pers. (+ guide fee 40 € for the group).
- Visit of the castle and the prehistory museum (approx. 3 hours):
10 € / pers. (+ guide fee 60 € for the group).

Dates and Times

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

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