Château de Jumilhac Castles in Périgord in Jumilhac le Grand

Opening hours

Closed

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

Opens Saturday at 02:00 pm

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Useful information

  • 1 star in the Michelin Guide

Location : In the countryside

Province : Green Périgord

Services

  • Cash
  • Credit card accepted
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • 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 1822.

      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 (06.09.61.61.78.40).
      Open during the holidays from February 11 to 26, every day, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      The castle remains open in winter!

      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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Traveller Reviews Château de Jumilhac

4.4 sur 5 1540 reviews

  • Alex Haas

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Alex Haas on 12/11/2023

    This is a fantastic Chateau. It looks like right out of a fairy tale. And it's pretty massive in size. On this weekday were surprisingly few visitors. Hard to imagine, because the castle and the gardens are stunning and you can easily spent a bunch of hours here. There's plenty of parking right out front on the town square. Free of charge. 10.50 a person is a great deal, gives you access to almost everything including a self-guiding booklet with informations. Our Bulldog was welcome here as well. Free of charge. The castles construction dates from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. At the rear façade is a terrassed lawn and an orangery. A nice sized garden completes the site. The castle and gardens are privately owned and is really kept in a great state and condition. There are plenty of rooms to discover and then you can stroll around in the wonderful gardens. It's just a pretty place. Inside and out. The very pretty Church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens is also on site. Really an amazing place to be. Worth a longer drive surely. Staff is great. Welcoming and helpful. And lots of useful informations everywhere. As well as a souvenir shop of course. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

  • Max Lloyd

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Max Lloyd on 22/07/2023

    Large castle in charming village of Jumilhac, incredible roof architecture. We'd reserved an English language tour, but our friendly guide was happy to also answer questions in Dutch and French. To do the tour and walk the gardens took a couple hours.

  • Adrian Reynolds

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Adrian Reynolds on 04/07/2023

    An 11 Century Castle of Hogwarts standard and style . Great history and worth €10 or so to tour inside part of this historic castle. Interesting with the pursuit of alchemy and the philosophers stone/immortality.

Traveller Reviews Château de Jumilhac

4.5 sur 5 244 reviews

  • "An amazing castle"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Bandit-One (Lucerne, Switzerland) on 12/11/2023

    This is a fantastic Chateau. It looks like right out of a fairy tale. And it's pretty massive in size. On this weekday were surprisingly few visitors. Hard to imagine, because the castle and the...

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  • "Amazing chateaux in the middle of a quiet village in the Dordogne"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Dawn C (Gloucester, United Kingdom) on 18/08/2023

    Absolutely lovely chateaux and gardens. We had an English speaking guide telling us the ins and outs and history of the place so worth it to find out a bit more and have a look around. Gorgeous quiet...

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  • "Atmospheric and charming"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by travellingwoman60 (Paphos, Cyprus) on 09/06/2023

    Atmospheric and charming chateau in a pretty little village . The drive to the Chateau is through beautiful , peaceful countryside. Lovely rose garden and views. Interesting history and...

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Château de Jumilhac

Address

Place du Château
24630 Jumilhac-le-Grand

Contacts

Phone : 06 16 22 97 69

Cell : 06 09 61 78 40

GPS coordinates

45° 29'34.7"N, 1° 3'36"E

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