Château de Salignac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Bar
  • Cash
  • Children playground
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Pets welcome
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • After more than 30 years of closure to the public, the castle reopens its doors!

      Come and see behind the scenes! Behind romantic ruins or grandiose settings, a castle is most of the time synonymous with disappointments, hard work, endless patience and perseverance. Not quite in ruins, but not quite in good condition, Salignac, behind its majestic facade, is a conservation project where you can discover the reality of the castles, their state of acquisition, but also the stages of their restoration in the over the years.

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Traveller Reviews Château de Salignac

4.5 sur 5 177 reviews

  • Jeanette Gittens

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jeanette Gittens on 26/08/2021

    Very much a work in progress but one of the rooms has been fully renovated to show the standard intended for the rest of the castle. Worth a visit and we will return in a few years to see how it's going.

  • joost

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by joost on 09/08/2021

    First mention of a castle dates back to the turn of the millennium. Typically enough the original wooden structures start to be replaced by stone buildings in the 11th and 12th centuries, to which date back the two dungeons of the Salignac castle. The Salignac Castle has seen a lot of historic changes, reaching its height in the 15th century after which it slowly decayed. The castle suffered damages during the Hundered Years War and the Wars of Religion. During the French Revolution villagers took over the castle, broken up and sold. By 1910 the main building and guardhouse were still standing. By 1912 the Salignac family bought back the castle and turned the remains into a stately manor, leveling most of the ruins and guardhouse to create a garden around three terraces on different levels. The castle was abandoned again, and by 2006 found new owners that set-out on a multi-generational journey to restore this historic monument. They worked 15 years to stabilize the site, replace structural beams and redo the ‘lauze’ roof. In 2021, 30 years after its last inhabitants left, the castle reopened its doors to the public. A visit gives you the unique opportunity to visit ‘a work in progress’. Much of the terraces are currently excavated, which allows for a sneak-peak under the surface. The spiral staircase provides access to the basement cut out from the rock, a room ‘left as they found it’, the central part currently under renovation, as well as a restored room with its ‘pisé’ floor and historic decor.

  • David Southern

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by David Southern on 28/06/2016

    The chateau is currently closed for renovation work (July 2016) so you only see the building from a distance. To manage expectations, from what I could see, it's not a typical French chateau; it's more of a largish' fortified house. There a some quaint buildings in Salignac close to the chateau.

Traveller Reviews Château de Salignac

4.5 sur 5 14 reviews

  • "An outstanding Chateau in a beautiful part of the Dordogne"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by tomsfromsurrey (London, United Kingdom) on 24/07/2021

    This is a must-see if you are anywhere near Salignac-Eyvigues ! Steeped in local history and classified as a historic monument, it is an excellent example of a late medieval castle. Remi gives a...

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  • "restauration très inspirante"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Claire B on 20/09/2021

    quel travail de titan l association a entrepris là! le décaissement de mètres cubes de terrain pour retrouver le niveau du sol initial du château est une gageure! Le chateau est aux mains de...

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  • "Très belle découverte"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by mathilde21200 on 11/09/2021

    Une superbe découverte . La Dordogne compte de nombreux châteaux tous plus beaux les un que les autres. Celui ci sort du lot par son authenticité . Certaines parties encore en ruines certaines...

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Château de Salignac

Address

34 rue du Château
24590 Salignac-Eyvigues

GPS coordinates

44° 58'28.08"N, 1° 19'33.73"E

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