Château Barrière

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

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

  • English
    • Château Barrière is the only preserved example of chivalrous strongholds, built in the Middle Ages by feudal families.

      Located near the old Saint-Etienne cathedral of the City, at the end of one of the main ways of the medieval city which joined it to the borough of Saint-Front, it bears the name of the Barrière family attested in 1245 and keeps it despite the disappearance of the lineage in the 15th century. It consists of a main building flanked by two towers installed on the bases of the ancient rampart of which only the keep remains.

      During the Renaissance, it was adorned with a polygonal staircase tower, a flamboyant Gothic entrance door with sculpted decoration, endowed with a curly brace embrace, framed by pinnacles and cross windows. It was burnt down in 1575 by the Protestants... The construction is designated by the term of castle only from the XVIIth century when it is in ruins..Property of the city, it is classified historic building since 1862.

      Find it on the Guide du Périgord's Blog...

      Nature walk in Périgueux
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Traveller Reviews Château Barrière

4.3 sur 5 18 reviews

  • monica pronzini

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by monica pronzini on 16/05/2019

    Built between the 12th and the 16th century on the city walls which contain stones from the Roman city Vesunna, burnt in 1575 and never rebuilt, its ruins are free to visit and still impressive with a few precious carved stones.

  • Andreas Godau

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Andreas Godau on 06/07/2021

    Worth seeing, former palace and part of the medieval fortification, which was built directly on and into the Roman walls. Carefully and carefully restored and preserved, it remains unchanged and can only be viewed from the outside. Explanatory boards in French and English give you the opportunity to see the building in its historical context.

  • Grégoire Neillac de Lyoncourt

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Grégoire Neillac de Lyoncourt on 22/10/2021

    A very beautiful ruin. The whole is well crystallized and highlighted. Something romantic emerges from this ruin, worthy of Chateaubriand. A very comprehensive information panel allows you to understand the history of the site and contextualize it in its time. Too bad the interior is not secure to be accessible.

Traveller Reviews Château Barrière

3.5 sur 5 7 reviews

  • "Interesting Ruins"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by mitch w (Bordeaux, France) on 17/07/2020

    Ruins of a family chateau. One can tell it was quite large and most likely very nice. Destroyed during the Religious Wars, I found it interesting that the home next to it was not damaged.

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  • "Ruine d’un château du moyen âge …"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by jeanlouisv181 (Merignac, France) on 12/07/2021

    Venus en visite à Perigueux , ruine de ce château du moyen âge , seul rescapé le donjon . A voir si vous passez dans le coin .

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  • "Château bien endommagé mais à voir"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by christineburtin96 (Craponne, France) on 19/09/2020

    Château bien endommagé mais à voir pour l'histoire, l'endroit est sympathique avec de grands marronniers centenaires.

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Château Barrière

Address

Rue de Turenne
24000 Périgueux

GPS coordinates

45° 10'55.48"N, 0° 42'43.54"E

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