Jardins du Château de Jumilhac

Opening hours

Open

  • 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

Closes at 07:00 pm

On social networks

Useful information

Province : Green Périgord

  • English
    • In the 17th century, the Marquis de Jumilhac wanted to modernise his castle and pull it out of its ancestral times. Present at the Cour de Versailles, he had to create gardens at the height of his rank ; they were 12 terraces which, remodelling the rocky spur used as a foundation for the castle, went down in steps to the Isle, running 45 m below.

      These gardens were preserved until the dawn of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the hazards of the First World War were going to mishandle this titanic work to the point of seeing them gradually sold for the benefit of vegetable gardens, orchards or pieces of wheat, in the same way as the 120 orange trees in containers and even... the orangery ! Only the first two terraces which overlook the valley where the deer roar in autumn resounds, remain attached to the castle today.

      In 1995, the drought of the summer revealed a cross of St. Andrew which drew the diagonals of the square of grass forming the 2nd terrace. This witness to a more glorious past prompted the current Marquis de Jumilhac to launch a vast project to renovate the gardens as presented in the model of the castle dated 1777.

      Reorganized around the central basin in accordance with Renaissance concepts and the principles of Le Nôtre, they retrace two mysterious themes associated with the history of the site : gold, exploited 2 centuries BC by the Lemovices and alchemy, studied by the budding steelmaker Antoine Chapelle, 1st Count of Jumilhac (1597).

      Thus, the Ors d'un Jardin in their symmetrical aspect, reveal through flower beds protected by a hornbeam, a vegetable labyrinth and its dark room, a rose garden lined with pruned box trees (renovation in 2011) and a mini solar system with flowered planets, two fabulous worlds at the origin of hopes, wealth, discoveries, knowledge, techniques... but also follies, disillusions, miseries, conflicts and persecutions !

      Go and meet them all year round on a self-guided tour combined with the Château or independent, with or without a quiz, during the Château's hours or by appointment at 06.09.61.78.40.

      • Adults 4€
      • Reduced 3€
      • Children 2€

  • Français

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 224 reviews

  • "Beautiful and dog-friendly"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by 99nienkeb on 09/09/2019

    This castle is by far the most fairy-tale castle I've seen during my recent trip to France. Although the place could do with some repairs it's still stunning to look at. We only visited the garden so...

    Read the full review
  • "Fairy Tale Castle - confusing advice about when and how to take the tour."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by John R (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 05/09/2019

    Beautiful chateau of fairy-tale appearance and proportions. It is a "work in progress"and the material provided for the tour makes clear the fortunes and history of this chateau, the family and the...

    Read the full review
  • "Beautiful Chateau"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by prill62 (Canterbury, United Kingdom) on 01/09/2019

    Beautiful chateau set in the middle of the village. very interesting tour, who gave me an English translation of her tour in French so I could keep up. The gardens were a disappointment, but they had...

    Read the full review

You will like also

Château de Jumilhac

Château de Jumilhac
Château de Jumilhac

In the heart of the Isle Gorge, this imposing castle dates back to the 12th century. Remodeled during the Renaissanc ...

Jumilhac le Grand

JUMILHAC-LE-GRAND

JUMILHAC-LE-GRAND
JUMILHAC-LE-GRAND

279 m - Jumilhac le Grand

THIVIERS

THIVIERS
THIVIERS

13,7 km - Thiviers

CHATEAU D'EXCIDEUIL

CHATEAU D'EXCIDEUIL
CHATEAU D'EXCIDEUIL

17,1 km - Excideuil

EXCIDEUIL

EXCIDEUIL
EXCIDEUIL

17,1 km - Excideuil

loading... map preview

Address

Place du Château
24630 Jumilhac-le-Grand

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 52 42 97

Cell : 06 09 61 78 40

GPS coordinates

45° 29'34.7"N, 1° 3'36"E

We tested for you

Jumilhac castle

Jumilhac castle
Jumilhac castle

274 m - Jumilhac le Grand

Gold mining initiation session

Gold mining initiation session
Gold mining initiation session

274 m - Jumilhac le Grand

Logis Hotel and Restaurant Les Voyageurs à la Coquille: In the heart of Périgord Vert

Logis Hotel and Restaurant Les Voyageurs à la Coquille: In the heart of Périgord Vert
Logis Hotel and Restaurant Les Voyageurs à la  ...

8,2 km - La Coquille

A magical place for a water and outdoor activity adventure!

A magical place for a water and outdoor activity adventure!
A magical place for a water and outdoor activi ...

12,8 km - Lanouaille

Discovering Saint-Jean-de-Côle

Discovering Saint-Jean-de-Côle
Discovering Saint-Jean-de-Côle

19,0 km - Saint Jean de Côle

Events nearby

Marché alimentaire hebdomadaire

Marché alimentaire hebdomadaire
Marché alimentaire hebdomadaire

09/09/2020 to 30/12/2020

35 m - Jumilhac le Grand

Marchés

Grand loto de Noël

Grand loto de Noël
Grand loto de Noël

12/12/2020

8,5 km - La Coquille

Lotos Quines

Marché hebdomadaire la Coquille

Marché hebdomadaire la Coquille
Marché hebdomadaire la Coquille

02/01/2020 to 31/12/2020

8,5 km - La Coquille

Marchés

Les Artiz'Arts

Les Artiz'Arts
Les Artiz'Arts

04/12/2020 to 06/12/2020

10,7 km - La Coquille

Marchés

Stage d'Art-thérapie

Stage d'Art-thérapie
Stage d'Art-thérapie

19/12/2020 to 20/12/2020

10,7 km - La Coquille

Culture

Les dimanches zéro déchet

Les dimanches zéro déchet
Les dimanches zéro déchet

13/12/2020

12,1 km - Saint Pierre de frugie

Fêtes populaires

Par le Boudu

Par le Boudu
Par le Boudu

10/12/2020

13,0 km - Nantheuil

Théâtre

Ma langue maternelle va mourir et j'ai du mal à vous parler d'amour

Ma langue maternelle va mourir et j'ai du mal à vous parler d'amour
Ma langue maternelle va mourir et j'ai du mal  ...

21/01/2021

13,0 km - Nantheuil

Concerts

Souliers de sable

Souliers de sable
Souliers de sable

20/02/2021

13,0 km - Nantheuil

Théâtre

Loto

Loto
Loto

06/12/2020

13,3 km - Saint Pierre de frugie

Lotos Quines

Jardin des Arènes

Jardin des Arènes
Jardin des Arènes

Périgueux is the best known Roman city in Aquitaine. Before the Roman conquest, the current Dordogne department was ...

43,9 km - Périgueux

Tour de Vésone

Tour de Vésone
Tour de Vésone

Périgueux is the best known Roman city in Aquitaine. Before the Roman conquest, the current Dordogne department was ...

44,2 km - Périgueux

Les Jardins du Château de Losse

Les Jardins du Château de Losse
Les Jardins du Château de Losse

5 Km from Montignac Lascaux on D 706, this A Listed historical house overlooking the Vézère is a fortress with a def ...

51,9 km - Thonac

Eyrignac et ses Jardins

Eyrignac et ses Jardins
Eyrignac et ses Jardins

In the heart of the Périgord Noir, between Sarlat and Lascaux, Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Historical Monument ...

64,8 km - Salignac Eyvigues

Les Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil

Les Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil
Les Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil

Located on the site of the former castle at the top of a village classified " the most beautiful villages in France ...

68,9 km - Limeuil