Jardins du Château de Jumilhac Gardens, Parks in Jumilhac le Grand

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm 09:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm 09:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Opens Tuesday at 10:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Green Périgord

Services

  • Cash
  • Credit card accepted
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • 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€

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

      Let's visit the Château de Jumilhac together
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Traveller Reviews Jardins du Château de Jumilhac

4.5 sur 5 245 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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Boucle de la Grange

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Jardins du 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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