Castle of Puymartin Castles in Périgord in Sarlat la Canéda

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

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Useful information

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  • Monument Historique
  • 1 star in the Michelin Guide

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Cash
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • The castle of Puymartin, located 6km from Sarlat is a real fairy tale setting.

      The remains of a primitive 13th century castle destroyed by the repeated assaults of the Hundred Years War, the many architectural transformations and additions carried out until the profound reworking of the 19th century, are part of the great moments in the history of France. The painted decorations of the 17th century as well as its mythological cabinet, classified as Historic Monuments, are unique in Pé rigord. You will also discover the singular history of this family which has occupied the premises for 600 years, its most intimate secrets, period furniture and tapestries, the private apartments of the Marquise. And while at the end of the 19th century, spells were attributed to the castle, strange stories would resurface from the past, such as the famous legend of the white lady...

      Small dogs allowed, carried in the castle.


      SCHEDULE:

      • Open daily from April 1 to November 11.
      April, May, June, September: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. non-stop
      July and August:

      - Monday, Tuesday and Saturday: visits from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
      - Wednesday: visits from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | "The mystery of the White Lady" from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      - Thursday, Friday and Sunday: visits from 10am to 5.45pm | "The mystery of the White Lady" from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

      October, November: 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

      PRICES:

      • Adult: 10€
      • Student / Teenagers (13 to 18 years old): 7€
      • Child (6 to 12 years old): 5€

      ENTERTAINMENT


      GAME: "THE MYSTERY OF THE WHITE LADY"


      A playful and immersive adventure awaits you within the walls of the Castle de Puymartin. Go through the doors of this huge residence unique in Périgord and awaken the stories of the past that have forged this mysterious legend. Discover the tragic fate of an impossible love, the curse of two lovers condemned to wander forever between the castle walls. The Marquis summons you to release the one whose nocturnal complaints never cease to torment him and who is now called the White Lady. Explore the many rooms of the castle to meet the challenges and answer the puzzles that await you. You will have to show courage, logic and skill: Puymartin's ancestors hold the keys to his release, and will not hesitate to put you to the test!


      Become the hero of this legend and come and discover the history of the castle during this unique game in Périgord: Original workshops accessible to all (riddles, challenges, games of skill, etc.).


      - Original workshops accessible to all (riddles, challenges, skill games…).

      - Amazing encounters with the castle's emblematic characters.

      - A different atmosphere in each room scripted for the occasion.

      - The discovery of the rich history of this castle dating from the 12th century.


      Dates of events: July & August

      - Wednesday: "The mystery of the White Lady" from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      - Thursday, Friday and Sunday: "The mystery of the White Lady" from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.


      PRICES :

      • Adult: 17€
      • Student / Teenagers (13 to 18 years old): 14€
      • Child (6 to 12 years old): 10€


      Reservation required - More information on the event website.

      Downloads:

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

      Visit the Château de Puymartin and its legend of the White Lady
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Traveller Reviews Castle of Puymartin

4.3 sur 5 2114 reviews

  • Dave Metcalfe

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Dave Metcalfe on 28/08/2023

    Marvelous place. Steeped in a fascinating history this little gem has a lot going for it. It's on the small side for a chateau, but there is an interesting walk around the outside before spending some time inside. A couple of highlights inside too. See photos

  • Sam Edwards

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Sam Edwards on 12/05/2023

    Really nice Chateau to visit, not big but a nice place to visit The staff were very helpful I say this because our visit would of been so much nicer if they did a audio guide in my case in English, at other locations I have found that the audio guide sort of brings the visit to life, takes it to another level

  • Places Cases

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Places Cases on 17/05/2022

    Chateau de Puymartin tells a scary story of adultery ❤️ and murder 💀. While the lord of the castle was at war, his beautiful wife did not remain faithful to him. When he returned and revealed this fact, he hanged his lover and imprisoned the beauty in the tallest tower for the rest of her life 🥺. It is said that to this day her spirit wanders the corridors of the chateau and cannot find peace.😱 The place is great for kids and teens 👫. "Gives them the opportunity to test their knowledge of ancient Greek mythology through an interesting quiz."🏛️ 👁️🖐️👂👃👅

Traveller Reviews Castle of Puymartin

4.0 sur 5 516 reviews

  • "Picturesque castle but expensive for what it offers"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by familytravel4x4 (Liphook, United Kingdom) on 16/10/2023

    At 10€ pp we felt to castle was expensive for what could be seen, including limited grounds. The fact that it is still in private hands with living accommodation as part of the castle may be part of...

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  • "Very disappointed"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by Mike W on 20/06/2023

    We arrived to find a sign saying 'Closed exceptionally' having driven a long way (we were not the only ones, there were other cars there also!). Having checked the web-site, facebook and instagram...

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  • "Great castle"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Louise8866 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 15/08/2022

    This is a pretty castle which has been renovated over the years. Some of the castle was destroyed during the 100 years war. It has the added element of a resident ghost! It is a bit steep price wise...

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Castle of Puymartin

Address

Château de Puymartin
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda

GPS coordinates

44° 54'38.03"N, 1° 8'32.66"E

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