Castle of Hautefort

24390, Le Bourg, Hautefort
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The castle of Hautefort in the Dordogne, ancient medieval fortress, turns into home for boating in the 17th century, and today maintains a remarkable collection of furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Gardens in the French (embroidery, boxwood Topiary, flower) and Park landscaping 30 ha.

The castle today

The first owner of the premises is Guy de Lastours around the year 1000. Lastours Gouffier, one of his descendants, is apparently one of the thirty knights who entered Jerusalem in 1099 beside Godfrey of Bouillon.

In the 12th century, by an alliance, the fortress belongs to the family of Born represented by two enemy brothers, Constantine and the famous troubadour Bertran de Born. The medieval fortress, which is known by the texts, consisted of a Dungeon and several towers connected by ramparts.

In the 15th century, the Castle passes to a branch of the family of Gontaut, who takes the name and arms of Hautefort.

My castle is visitable

The castle of Hautefort welcomes (minimum of 20 pers.) groups on reservation, year-round except during the Christmas holidays.
Adult / €8 and children up to 14 years / €4.5.
Package adults guide / €50 and children / €40.

Individual visitor: adult / € 10 and children 7 to 14 years / €5,5.
Reduced / €8 and rate large families (free from the 3rd child).

For visiting hours, the ticket office is closed 30 minutes before closing of the Castle.

The gardens remain open until the dark of the night for the visitors already present inside the area.

The ground floor of the Castle (furnished apartments), the Chapel, the courtyard overlooking the massifs of boxwood, the gardens and the Park as well as video projection room, spaces for exhibitions and the shop are accessible to disabled reduced.

Summer with hot and cold drinks, snacks, confectionary and ice room. Free wifi access.

Cultural programming on the internet site of the Castle.

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Spoken languages: French