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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 2021-04-11 to 2021-05-19Pendant la période de confinement qui durera jusqu'to 2 mai 2021, the jardins du châteto de Bournazel resteront ouverts to public tous the dimanches après-midi entre 14h et 18h. Suivant le protocole sanitaire, the visiteurs résidant à moins de 10km du châteto toront la possibilité de visiter the jardins et la cour extérieure pendant ces heures. Thes heures d'ouverture et the visites du châteto indiquées sur notre site Web seront rétablies dès que the protocothe le permettront. - Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00

- From 2021-05-19 to 2021-06-27Des visites guidées privées en dehors des heures d'ouverture sont disponibthe toute l'année pour the groupes de 15 personnes et plus. - 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 2021-07-01 to 2021-08-31Des visites guidées privées en dehors des heures d'ouverture sont disponibthe toute l'année pour the groupes de 15 personnes et plus. - Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:00 - Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:00 - Thirsday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:00 - Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:00 - Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:00 - Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:00 - Bank holidays from 10:00 to 12:00 et from 14:00 to 18:00

- From 2021-09-01 to 2021-09-30Des visites guidées privées en dehors des heures d'ouverture sont disponibthe toute l'année pour the groupes de 15 personnes et plus. - 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 2021-10-01 to 2021-11-01Des visites guidées privées en dehors des heures d'ouverture sont disponibthe toute l'année pour the groupes de 15 personnes et plus. - 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 2021-11-11Des visites guidées privées en dehors des heures d'ouverture sont disponibthe toute l'année pour the groupes de 15 personnes et plus.

Fares

, Cheque, Cash,

FaresMin.Max.
Single adult9 €
Single child5 €
Free
All age groups individually5 €
Adult group7 €
Children?s group5 €

Events

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