Biron Castle - Classified Historic Monument Castles in Périgord in Biron

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens Saturday at 10:00 am

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Purple Périgord

Services

  • Parking
  • English
    • THE PERIGORD CASTLE

      Let me tell you my thousand-year-old story... I have seen so many things in my time. No battle has taken away my greatness. Sieges set fire to my ramparts in the Middle Ages! But nothing stopped me from reaching you. I am not a simple castle… my origins go back to time immemorial. I was one of the 6 duchies-peerages of the Kingdom of France! Duke, Governor of Guyenne and Languedoc, Viceroy of Navarre, Marshals... My family welcomed big names and crowned heads here. Like a beacon, I impose my grandeur from Périgord to Agenais... My name was that of a glorious destiny that men and artists shaped in stone ink, giving me the appearance of a giant!


      The castle of the Dukes of Biron is full of architectural treasures and majestic rooms which house contemporary art exhibitions all year round. Nearly 1000 years of history have sculpted this stone giant, presenting both a medieval, Renaissance and classical castle!


      Like an open book, the castle bears witness to the extraordinary talent and inspiration of its builders. Explore the ancient fortress rising to the clouds, and enjoy the Renaissance city whose surrounding countryside is a veritable garden with a southern accent.


      Follow our activities and events according to the seasons on château-biron.fr. Minting, shows, castle life, nightlife, archery, wooden games...


      Events:

      • New for 2024: From New York to Biron: Thanks to a collaboration between the Dordogne Departmental Council, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Semitour Périgord, the Atelier des Fac-Similes du Périgord has just been completed, after more of a year of work, the replica of the Pietà created in the 15th century by the lords of the castle and builders of the chapel, the Gontaut-Biron brothers. The sculpture now finds its place in the heart of the stately chapel of Biron.
      • Châteaux en fête April 13 to 28
      • Burning of the castle July 13
      • Les Villégiatures July 17 to 19 & August 21 to 23
      • Périgord Pourpre Musical Festival August


      New audio-guided tour in French, English, German, Spanish and Dutch.


      04/02 > 07/04 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - (closed Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)
      08/04 > 09/07 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week
      10/07 > 27/08 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 7 days a week
      08/28 > 11/05 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week
      06/11 > 31/12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - (closed Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)

      Last admission: 30 minutes before the site closes.

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Traveller Reviews Biron Castle - Classified Historic Monument

4.5 sur 5 3448 reviews

  • C GJ

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by C GJ on 04/01/2024

    Stunning views, beautiful architecture. I understand the buildings were built in different times, no problem with that. I personally do not like the few modern lights and fittings and felt I walked through a lot of empty halls. I understand furnishing is difficult, however feels a bit like a venue for hire.

  • Michaël “Abe”

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Michaël “Abe” on 20/07/2023

    A definite highlight of the area. Views are breathtaking, architecture is amazing and lots of history in the many rooms and corridors. Best start early to avoid crowds as it gets packed quickly

  • Lisa Wilson

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lisa Wilson on 04/05/2023

    Super château and we visit it several times through the year because there are lots of different things going on. I’ve choses several photos to illustrate this. Fantastic views and helpful staff. There is a gift shop and a coffee/drinks machine on site. There is parking available in a car park in the village but it’s hard to find so needs a parking sign as most people struggle to find it

Traveller Reviews Biron Castle - Classified Historic Monument

4.0 sur 5 589 reviews

  • "Impressive castle"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Fearless802802 (Ireland) on 05/08/2023

    I thought this was a very interesting castle as its evolution over the years is very visible. We had no tour guide but the direction of the tour is very clear, along with a booklet that allow the...

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  • "Lovely château with incredible views"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Jon B (Bordeaux, France) on 19/02/2022

    Very nice château, with parts dating back to medieval times and some more modern wings. A self guided tour takes an hour or so and is interesting with some incredible views from the battlements...

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  • "Not only the castle"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Rafal G on 11/08/2020

    Beautiful castle surrounded by village. No problem to find a spot for your car. Quite and nice place.

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Biron Castle - Classified Historic Monument

Address

Château de Biron
24540 Biron

GPS coordinates

44° 37'55.27"N, 0° 52'20.29"E

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