Fortified House of Reignac Castles in Périgord in Tursac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Opens Monday at 10:00 am

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  • Qualité Tourisme

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Cash
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • La Maison Forte de Reignac, a unique cliff castle in Périgord

      Do you like visiting castles? Unusual places? La Maison Forte de Reignac invites you to a unique discovery. Come visit a unique cliff castle, built on the side of a cliff facing the Vézère Valley. Mystical, captivating, surprising, the Maison Forte de Reignac also houses an international exhibition on torture and the death penalty. Come visit one of the major sites of the Vallée de l’Homme.

      700 years of existence for this extraordinary noble haunt

      The Maison Forte de Reignac is a site classified as a Historic Monument, for the protection of its exceptional and unique architecture. Excavations were carried out on site and 20,000 years of history were discovered. The museography traces the chronology of the place from its origins to our contemporary times. From prehistoric men to the Lords of Reignac, their families and household staff, you will understand the lifestyles of the inhabitants of Maison Forte!

      Tour booklet: There are no guided tours at La Maison Forte de Reignac. Everything is done on a self-guided tour, without reservation and without waiting ! Perfect for the whole family. A visit guide for children is available at reception with games to arouse their curiosity.

      A castle designed to protect and defend yourself

      You can see it from the road, its facade is visible to the visitor, but the interior remains secret until you enter! Much larger inside than the exterior suggests, the Maison Forte de Reignac amazes and surprises!

      Excavations suggest that the first troglodyte den installed on the Reignac cliff dates back to the Iron Age, 750 BC. Developments still in place on the rock suggest the arrangement of the houses, leaning against the cliff. It was in the Middle Ages that the cliff experienced its most important period of occupation, it was fortified and it was a real eagle's nest, probably never attacked because it was a strong deterrent!

      Discover the Maison Forte de Reignac at dusk…

      Thrilling atmosphere guaranteed... La Maison Forte de Reignac invites you to discover its new feature for 2024: a nighttime visit which will take place once a week during the summer holidays. The opportunity or never to discover this place in a very special atmosphere, with perhaps even an entity to accompany you… More information on the Maison Forte de Reignac website.


      The advantages of the Fortified House of Reignac

      • Magnificent view of the Vézère Valley from the upper terraces
      • Photos allowed throughout La Maison Forte and in the showroom
      • Duration of the self-guided visit : approximately 1 hour
      • Without reservation for individuals, numbered route, signposted in La Maison Forte with explanatory panels in the different rooms.
      • Tour booklets for foreign visitors in EN/NL/DE/ES/IT Hebrew and Russian
      • Game booklet for children
      • Free parking
      • Themed souvenir shop
      • Pets allowed
      • Open every day in season
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Traveller Reviews Fortified House of Reignac

4.6 sur 5 5078 reviews

  • Michael Jefferson

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Michael Jefferson on 10/04/2024

    Visited a few castles this week and this was the best. Atmospheric, well explained with an English guide pamphlet and lovely views. Reasonable price Vs some others we've seen and quite a lot to see. Recommended.

  • Jackie Fitzgerald

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jackie Fitzgerald on 07/10/2023

    Stunning castle so well kept with beautiful rooms and very informative guide book in English. All real fires inside and really gives an idea of life inside. Also grisly but interesting exhibition of torture. A fantastic choice for a day with not so nice weather. Will definitely recommend and visit again

  • Chris Binkley

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Chris Binkley on 19/05/2024

    Great presentation, tons of artifacts including 600 year old medieval furniture. All information panels translated into multiple languages (albeit in the form of the plastic binders you carry with you) I’ve never seen a medieval recreation use actual fires and real food in a kitchen before, such attention to detail is commendable.

Traveller Reviews Fortified House of Reignac

4.5 sur 5 1251 reviews

  • "History of rock dwelling through the ages"

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

    The fort is an eclectic mix of artefacts which come together to paint the history of the development of troglodyte living into almost the present day. The dwelling is set over four floors, from the...

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  • "Very interesting and original fort"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Freespiritno1 (Bodle Street Green, United Kingdom) on 10/07/2023

    Great authentic fort with many exhibits that really give you an idea of what living was like around the Middle Ages. Great end to the visit with the torture room ( not open to minors). Gift shop...

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  • "Staggering experience for anyone interested in history"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by peterschutte (Wymondham, United Kingdom) on 13/06/2023

    Breathtaking collection of Victorian-era, medieval and pre-historic artefacts. All look authentic, and a lot of the stuff way surpasses the National Museum of Prehistory in interest. You can touch...

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Fortified House of Reignac

Address

24620 Tursac

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 50 69 54

Fax : 05 53 50 67 28

GPS coordinates

44° 58'46.11"N, 1° 3'18.21"E

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