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      In the heart of the Isle Gorge, this imposing castle dates back to the 12th century. Remodeled during the Renaissance, it was decorated by Antoine Chapelle, 1st Earl of Jumilhac (1597), with fairytale roofs with allegorical ridges surprising for their mysterious diversity.

      Transformed and decorated with French-style terraced gardens by François, 1st Marquis of Jumilhac (1655), it evokes by the Chamber of "La Fileuse" (legend and frescoes), the "à la Reine" staircase, the Grand Salon panelled, the Louis XIII sculpted wooden fireplace, the Louis XV lounge, painted canvases and brass in battery... the social and military rise of its builders, the Jumilhac became Duke of Richelieu in 1832.

      Castle open all year round except Christmas and New Year's Day.

      From June to September, every day from 10am to 7pm (departure every 20'), with night visits (candles, torches, music and costumes) on Tuesdays at 9.30pm (plus Thursdays in July/August).

      From April to May and from October to 15 November, every day from 2pm to 6pm.
      Outside these periods, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm or by appointment (

      The gardens, restored on two themes associated with the history of the Château : Gold and Alchemy, are accessible from May to October during the opening hours of the Site, in an autonomous way (30'), associated or not with the visit of the Château.
      The roofs (30') are open only to visitors of the Castle with an extra charge of 2€ and according to the availability of a guide.

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Province : Green Périgord

Location : Place du Château
24630 Jumilhac le Grand


Place du Château
24630 Jumilhac le Grand


Phone : 05 53 52 42 97

Cell : 06 09 61 78 40

GPS coordinates

45° 29'34.7"N, 1° 3'36"E

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 196 reviews

  • "Stunning"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by helenely77 (Farnham, United Kingdom) on 21/08/2019

    We visited with our 15 month old, 4 year old and two 15 year old boys. There was enough to keep everyone happy for at least 90 minutes. Such a well preserved and maintained chateau.

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  • "extremely interesting guided tour, but tough if you don't speak French."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by SusanDoll1960 (Fakenham, United Kingdom) on 29/05/2019

    We loved the castle and grounds and were welcomed warmly by the guides. A comprehensive booklet was provided in English as the tour was conducted completely in French, which was good, but my...

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  • "Not good if you dont speak French"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by hclarke101 on 24/02/2019

    The guided tour is great if you speak fluent French. Tou get an English book but the guide takes so long to tell the Frenxh version whilst you just stand there freezing, some rooms took in excess of...

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