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Private Renaissance château listed as a Historic Monument. One of southern France's most significant buildings with its innovative architecture and remarkable carved decor. Its gardens are classified a 'Remarkable Garden'.

This beautiful Renaissance château, located between Rodez and Villefranche de Rouergue, was built between 1540 and 1560 and has been the subject of a major restoration campaign. In particular this has involved the restitution of the grand staircase, the core of which is composed of superimposed cabinets, with sculpted decoration identical to the original. On the main facade, windows, pilasters, columns, pediments and friezes are rigorously balanced, while on the other wing, references to antiquity are even more evident in the large arcades andtwin columns. Inside, visiters will be guided through an important collection of paintings, furniture and sculptures from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The garden is the result of extensive academic research and a campaign of archaeological excavations. The restoration offers a coherent reconstruction of a landscape realized between 1542 and 1561. Enclosed garden consits of nine parterres themed on the education of a wealthy prince and the enigma of life. The garden includes fountains, vases, polyandrion, a ‘garden of rooms' with partitions of hornbeam hedges, orchard, 'Hortus Conclusus', labyrinth, arbours, terraces and a formal basin. The combined symbolic, literary and intellectual organisation recalls the ambitions of the Renaissance. It has recently been classified as a 'Jardin remarquable'. The interior of the château is by guided tour only. Approximate duration: 1h. Average time spent on site: 1h45 Private guided visits are available year-round for groups of 20 or more. In accordance with sanitary protocols put in place by the French government on the 9th August, a 'Sanitary Pass' is required for all visitors over the age of 18.

Facilities & Services

On-site facilities and services

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Free guided tour for groups
  • Guided tours
  • Temporary exhibitions

Opening hours & Rates

Time table

- From 2022-04-01 to 2022-06-30du 1 er avril to 30 juin : ouvert de 14h à 18 h du jeudi to dimanche et the lundis 18 avril et 25 avril, 2 mai et 6 juin, ainsi que the mercredis 27 avril et 4 mai - Thirsday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Bank holidays from 14:00 to 18:00

- From 2022-07-01 to 2022-07-13 - Monday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Wednesday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Thirsday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00

- From 2022-07-14 to 2022-08-31 - Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:30 - Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:30 - Thirsday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:30 - Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:30 - Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:30 - Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:30 - Bank holidays from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:30

- From 2022-09-01 to 2022-09-18 - Monday from 14:00 to 18:30 - Wednesday from 14:00 to 18:30 - Thirsday from 14:00 to 18:30 - Friday from 14:00 to 18:30 - Saturday from 14:00 to 18:30 - Sunday from 14:00 to 18:30 - Bank holidays from 14:00 to 18:30

- From 2022-09-19 to 2022-09-30 - Monday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Wednesday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Thirsday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Bank holidays from 14:00 to 18:00

- From 2022-10-01 to 2022-10-31 - Thirsday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Bank holidays from 14:00 to 18:00

- The 2022-11-01

- From 2022-11-11 to 2022-11-13 - Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 - Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00

Fares

, Cheque, Cash,

FaresMin.Max.
Single adult10 €
Single child6 €
Free
All age groups individually5 €
8 €
6 €

Events

There are no events scheduled at this castle.
You may consult the planner for all the castles.