Château des Milandes

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 09:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 09:30 am - 06:30 pm

Opens at 09:30 am

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Bar
  • Children playground
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spanish spoken
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • “I have two loves… my country and Paris…”. Who has never listened to or hummed this beautiful song by Joséphine Baker? Residence built in the 15th century by the Lords of Caumont, the Château des Milandes was the third love of this great lady of the 20th century for more than thirty years.

      Discover the exciting and hectic life of Joséphine Baker, accomplished and recognized artist of the Music Hall but also a committed and courageous woman during the Second World War. Stroll through the fifteen rooms of the castle to the rhythm of the artist's commitments.

      The Château des Milandes is also a Remarkable Garden. Stroll in the alleys of the French garden, the water games will follow your progress in the discovery of this green theater and will lead you to the landscaped park below. Immerse yourself in the heart of our exotic bird aviaries by pushing the door of our immersion aviary, open every day and for all. Change of scenery guaranteed!

      Another particularity of the Château des Milandes: its spectacle of birds of prey! The history of falconry is told to you while admiring different species of diurnal and nocturnal raptors. You will appreciate the proximity to our birds!

      Les Milandes is also full of family entertainment! Workshops and activities for young and old allow everyone to immerse themselves in several worlds. Joséphine Baker loved to give, transmit and receive and it is only natural that the Château des Milandes follows her convictions through its activities.

      Before, during or after discovering this beautiful universe, the brasserie is there to welcome you from June 3 to November 7, 2021. From lunch to afternoon tea, including refreshments, come and enjoy our terrace with a view of the castle.

      So do not wait any longer, walk through the doors of the Château des Milandes and dive into the heart of an extraordinary place!

      SCHEDULE :

      • From May 19 to July 6: every day from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
      • From July 7 to August 29: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      • From August 30 to September 30: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
      • October (except change of time: 10 am-6pm): 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
      • From November 1 to November 11: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • From November 12 to December 17: from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
      • From December 18, 2021 to January 2, 2022: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      Last admission one hour before closing
      Free Parking/Pets not allowed


      RAPID SHOWS:

      • From May 19 to July 6: every day at 11:15 am, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm
      • From July 7 to August 29: at 11:15 am, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm
      • From August 30 to September 30: at 11:15 am, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm
      • October: 11:15 am and 3:30 pm
      • November: 3 p.m.
      No raptor shows in winter.

      ACHILDREN'S ANIMATIONS:

      The Falconry Workshop Child (5-12 years old, by reservation, 9 places):

      Workshop at 2.15pm (except Saturday):
      From Sunday October 24 to Sunday November 7, 2021

      Workshop at 10:15 am: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
      From Wednesday July 7 to Friday August 27, 2021

      Workshop at 11:30 am:
      During the Christmas holidays on December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2021
      December 24, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

      Workshop at 11:30 am:
      During the Christmas holidays on January 2, 2022

      Workshop at 3:30 p.m:
      During winter holidays: Monday to Friday between Monday February 14 and Friday March 5, 2022

      Feeding of exotic birds (subject to non-rainy weather for 5-18 year olds) at 12 noon except Saturdays:

      From Wednesday July 7 to Sunday August 29, 2021,
      From Sunday October 24 to Sunday November 7, 2021

      The immersion aviary, open daily from May 19 to November 11:

      May-June-September-October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      In July-August from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      During the Christmas holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (depending on the weather)

      The Adult Falconry Workshop (from 14 years old, by reservation, 9 places):

      Entertainment at 10:15 am: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
      From Thursday July 8 to Sunday August 29, 2021
      For European Heritage Days: Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19, 2021 at 2.15 p.m.

      Atelier Mousquetaires (7-18 years old, by reservation, 9 places):

      Workshop at 10:15 am: Every Tuesday and Thursday
      From Thursday July 8 to Thursday August 26, 2021

      Workshop at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.:
      During the Christmas holidays on December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2021

      Workshop at 3 p.m .:
      During the Christmas holidays on January 2, 2022

      Workshop at 3:30 p.m .:
      Sundays February 13, 20, 27, 2022 and Sunday March 6, 2022

      Archeology Workshop (8-15 years old, by reservation, 9 places):

      Entertainment at 10:15 am: Every Saturday and Sunday
      From Saturday July 10 to Sunday August 29, 2021

      Entertainment at 5.15pm:
      Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2021 For the European Heritage Days: you can search with your family!

      RATE: Adult (from 17 years old) 12.50€; Child (5 to 16 years old): 8.00€, PMR: 10.00€. Free for children younger than 5 years old.

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Traveller Reviews Château des Milandes

4.6 sur 5 5968 reviews

  • Keely Cocks

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Keely Cocks on 21/04/2022

    Hidden gem of a tourist attraction in this region. Slightly more expensive than others in the area but definitely worth it. Easy to have a full day here, there are extensive grounds to walk round with aviaries for the exotic birds, the birds of prey show is definitely worth seeing and the tour of the chateau is fantastic, giving a brilliant insight into the incredible life of Josephine Baker. Audio guides available in English and very informative. Well worth a visit.

  • D

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by D on 12/05/2022

    Beautiful place. Recorded guided tour on earphones. Friendly, welcoming staff & lots to see. A fascinating insight into the life of Josephine Baker. Lovely grounds & we were also treated to a falconry/birds of prey show. Definitely worth visiting.

  • Chris Maydom

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Chris Maydom on 01/09/2021

    Meal in brasserie very good with excellent service. House informative and lively gardens. Well worth a visit ensure you leave time to watch the bird display.

Traveller Reviews Château des Milandes

4.5 sur 5 1748 reviews

  • "The chateau which belonged to Josephine Baker"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by PlacesCases (Sofia, Bulgaria) on 16/05/2022

    Josephine Baker probably inspired Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway to adopt many children of different nationalities and backgrounds. In this mansion, the world-famous singer-dancer, a complete...

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  • "If you only have time for one chateau, make it Milandes!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 391pattyc (Dallas, Texas) on 16/05/2022

    This chateau will leave you breathless, from the structure itself to the story and belongings of trailblazing Josephine Baker. The American-born burlesque star bought Milandes in which to raise her...

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  • "VISIT AND RESTAURANT"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 547valf on 16/05/2022

    We really enjoyed out visit, chateau was amazing, loved the falconry display, gardens beautiful and the restaurant served lovely food which we did so enjoy

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Château des Milandes

Address

Château des Milandes
24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 59 31 21

Fax : 05 53 29 17 33

GPS coordinates

44° 49'24.72"N, 1° 6'48.78"E

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