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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 5 203 reviews

  • "Beautiful and dog-friendly"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by 99nienkeb on 09/09/2019

    This castle is by far the most fairy-tale castle I've seen during my recent trip to France. Although the place could do with some repairs it's still stunning to look at. We only visited the garden so...

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  • "Fairy Tale Castle - confusing advice about when and how to take the tour."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by John R (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 05/09/2019

    Beautiful chateau of fairy-tale appearance and proportions. It is a "work in progress"and the material provided for the tour makes clear the fortunes and history of this chateau, the family and the...

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  • "Beautiful Chateau"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by prill62 (Canterbury, United Kingdom) on 01/09/2019

    Beautiful chateau set in the middle of the village. very interesting tour, who gave me an English translation of her tour in French so I could keep up. The gardens were a disappointment, but they had...

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