Manor of Gisson 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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Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

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    • The Manor of Gisson, in the heart of Sarlat is listed as a historical monument. Its architecture is composed of two buildings of distinct architecture connected to each other by a hexagonal staircase tower, the origins of this monument date back to the 13th century: its noble tower, its mullioned windows, its lauze roofs, its very singular bay with columns topped with oculus and its facades flanked by decorated portals ennoble this building.

      The vaulted cellars of the Manor house a strange Cabinet of Curiosities: Very fashionable among notables at the end of the Renaissance, they accumulate and exhibit collected objects with a certain taste for heterogeneity and the unseen. This place presents everything that the navigators and explorers of the 17th and 18th centuries returning from the limits of the unknown world, from these places absent from the maps, could bring back from their journeys; they thus exalted the imagination and curiosity. The cabinets of curiosities are the ancestor of museums. They played a fundamental role in the development of modern science even if they kept traces of the popular beliefs of the time.

      The Consul's apartments: The second part of your visit will be devoted to discovering the everyday life of the Sarladaise nobility and in particular the Gisson family, they will be Consul, royal notary, knight of the Order of Saint-Louis, Captain of Dragons.
      You will discover the magnificent ceremonial lounges, the high period furniture, the fireplaces, the woodwork and parquet floors in precious wood, the adobe floors, the spiral staircase and its large terrace overlooking the Place des Oies and the alleys. from the old town.
      The restoration of each space has been the subject of great care, to faithfully reproduce the atmosphere and the daily life of the Sarlat nobility in the 17th century.

      OPENING:
      • February, March, October to mid-November holidays : 10 am to 6 pm
      • April, May, June and September: 10 am to 6.30 pm
      • July and August : 10 am to 7 pm
      • Christmas holidays : 10 am to 5 pm
      • Closed from mid-November to February except during school holidays but open during Christmas holidays.

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Traveller Reviews Manor of Gisson

4.4 sur 5 528 reviews

  • Julie

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Julie on 20/05/2022

    If you like to visit places that appear authentic then this manor does well. You need to climb up winding stone stairs but there’s a rail to hold on to and as I’ve a new hip, that helped me. The rooms are well set out and you wonder how they managed to get the heavy wooden furniture up! The kitchen has some interesting features and the attic where the stone roof is visible. As an old town house of some importance it’s a good place to visit with its regency musical background and we were surprised there weren’t more people there. It added to our stay in Sarlat.

  • Christine Ayles

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Christine Ayles on 21/06/2018

    A very interesting town house with many original features and furniture of the period. I was especially impressed by the stone roof which can be seen from inside the attic.

  • Ayse

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ayse on 18/08/2023

    A good opportunity to see what life was like during those times.

Traveller Reviews Manor of Gisson

4.0 sur 5 322 reviews

  • "Fascinating Museum"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Selgris (Southampton, United Kingdom) on 27/09/2023

    This family house is set in the middle of the medieval town and is filled with an astonishing array of artefacts. The upper floors reflect family life in the 18th Century with kitchen, salons and...

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  • "an interesting morning"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by joycer542 (North Kingstown, Rhode Island) on 03/10/2022

    Each room in this Hotel features a different time frame from medieval to The renaissance ! There is a guide book in English to use as you go from room to room. Well worth the time.

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  • "Great historical building"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Louise8866 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 14/08/2022

    We went in as we happened to be passing by. We were given a booklet with the English translations in to read as we went round. The building is interesting and there was a decent amount of artefacts...

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Manor of Gisson

Address

Place des Oies
24200 Sarlat

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 28 70 55

GPS coordinates

44° 53'25.42"N, 1° 12'59.03"E

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