Excideuil Castle

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Open 24h/24
  • Tuesday Open 24h/24
  • Wednesday Open 24h/24
  • Thursday Open 24h/24
  • Friday Open 24h/24
  • Saturday Open 24h/24
  • Sunday Open 24h/24

Closes at 00:00 am

Useful information

Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

  • English
    • The Excideuil Castle


      At the north-east of the Périgord vert, on a strategic site, from where the passage from Périgord to the Limousin was kept under surveillance, the castle of Excideuil was built by the Viscounts of Limoges, who transferred their court there. This fortress was built in the eleventh century, and reshuffled during the sixteenth century. It possesses the only double square donjon of the Périgord and it has been softened by the addition of a Renaissance châtelet. It has known tragic moments (besieged twice by Richard the Lionheart, but he failed), and wonderful moments having being described in the delicate poetry of Giraut de Bornelh, one of the greatest of the troubadours, according to Dante.

      Come and feel the last echoes of love and furor in this place emblematic of the Middle Age period in Périgord.

      The public part of the castle can be visited all year. You can walk around along the ramparts and through the court. You can admire the panorama of the valley. From June to September, there are also exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, photos…, organized by the Excit'œil association, in the rooms of the castelet.

      A brochure with details of the tour is available for free at the Tourism Office.
      www.naturellementperigord.fr
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Traveller Reviews Excideuil Castle

4.1 sur 5 351 reviews

  • Susan Callan

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Susan Callan on 27/06/2022

    Wonderful 4 days, owners Brian and Paula were so welcoming and friendly, nothing was to much trouble, went above and beyond, would definitely recommend.

  • Shirley Woosey

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Shirley Woosey on 16/10/2022

    Very little to see. Nice gatehouse but you can only walk about 50 metres around the walls.

  • Catalin Manea

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Catalin Manea on 30/07/2020

    Lovely place :-) you gotta visit it

Traveller Reviews Excideuil Castle

3.5 sur 5 9 reviews

  • "bel endroit "sous exploité touristiquement""

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by am g (Loudun, France) on 24/04/2022

    Bel endroit mais impossible de voir l'intérieur... ou même de faire tout le tour par un chemin piétonnier, dommage pour cette petite cité de caractère à déguster : la tourte d'Excideuil!

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  • "Bof"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by Gaby-P_2776 (Eure, France) on 05/08/2021

    Beau château mais malheureusement nous avons vu que l’extérieur . L’intérieur n’était pas accessible , heureusement que nous y avons été un jour de marche et que nous ne sommes pas venus exprès pour...

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  • "Bof"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by Lu D on 01/08/2021

    Accès uniquement à la cour. Pas de visite du château Rien de particulier. Visite en 15 minutes maxi Parking gratuit au pied du château

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Excideuil Castle

Address

Château d'Excideuil
24160 Excideuil

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 52 29 79

GPS coordinates

45° 20'4.78"N, 1° 2'58.75"E

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