Excideuil Castle Castles in Périgord in Excideuil

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm

Closes at 06:30 pm

Useful information

Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

  • English
    • The Excideuil Castle


      At the north-east of the Périgord vert, on a strategic site, from where the passage from Périgord to the Limousin was kept under surveillance, the castle of Excideuil was built by the Viscounts of Limoges, who transferred their court there. This fortress was built in the eleventh century, and reshuffled during the sixteenth century. It possesses the only double square donjon of the Périgord and it has been softened by the addition of a Renaissance châtelet. It has known tragic moments (besieged twice by Richard the Lionheart, but he failed), and wonderful moments having being described in the delicate poetry of Giraut de Bornelh, one of the greatest of the troubadours, according to Dante.

      Come and feel the last echoes of love and furor in this place emblematic of the Middle Age period in Périgord.

      The public part of the castle can be visited all year. You can walk around along the ramparts and through the court. You can admire the panorama of the valley. From June to September, there are also exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, photos…, organized by the Excit'œil association, in the rooms of the castelet.

      A brochure with details of the tour is available for free at the Tourism Office.
      www.naturellementperigord.fr
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Traveller Reviews Excideuil Castle

4 sur 5 416 reviews

  • Kenneth Keen

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Kenneth Keen on 13/10/2023

    A very large and impressive castle worth visiting if you are in the area. Not yet fully occupied, but the guided tours will take you to one of many towers where the guide will tell an interesting story of the past.

  • Susan Callan

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Susan Callan on 27/06/2022

    Wonderful 4 days, owners Brian and Paula were so welcoming and friendly, nothing was to much trouble, went above and beyond, would definitely recommend.

  • Thijs Schaepman

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Thijs Schaepman on 22/06/2023

    Impressive castle, at least from the outside. A very limited part can be visited; main part privately owned, it seems

Traveller Reviews Excideuil Castle

3.5 sur 5 9 reviews

  • "bel endroit "sous exploité touristiquement""

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by am g (Loudun, France) on 24/04/2022

    Bel endroit mais impossible de voir l'intérieur... ou même de faire tout le tour par un chemin piétonnier, dommage pour cette petite cité de caractère à déguster : la tourte d'Excideuil!

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  • "Bof"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by Gaby-P_2776 (Eure, France) on 05/08/2021

    Beau château mais malheureusement nous avons vu que l’extérieur . L’intérieur n’était pas accessible , heureusement que nous y avons été un jour de marche et que nous ne sommes pas venus exprès pour...

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  • "Bof"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by Lu D on 01/08/2021

    Accès uniquement à la cour. Pas de visite du château Rien de particulier. Visite en 15 minutes maxi Parking gratuit au pied du château

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Excideuil Castle

Address

Château d'Excideuil
24160 Excideuil

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 52 29 79

GPS coordinates

45° 20'4.78"N, 1° 2'58.75"E

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