Germolles castle

71640, Mellecey
  • Visitable

Introduction

In 1380, the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Bold, acquires for his wife, Margaret of Flanders, the strong house of Germolles. The duchess transforms it into a luxurious residence where the best artists of the Burgundy school (Claus Sluter, Jean de Beaumetz) work. Germolles is not only one of the rare palatial and princely residences French of this time,
but also the only pleasure home of the Dukes of Burgundy largely preserved.

Since 2006, the Castle of Germolles proposes a Cultural Season. On the occasion of the two years set up by the Region "in the footsteps of the Dukes of Burgundy", this new season is organized exclusively around this theme. With many sessions and sometimes new formulas, this program aims to promote the discovery of this brilliant period in the history of the province.

My castle is visitable

Guided tours of the castle. The visit of the park is unaccompanied.

- March 1st to 15th: visits by appointment

- from March 16th to April 30th: visits from 14h to 18h, except Mondays; open on Easter Monday

- May 1st to October 12th: daily visits from 9.45 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 19.30 (last visit at 18.30)

- from October 13 to November 16: visits from 14h to 18h, except Monday.

- from 17 November to 31 December: visits by appointment. Visits are possible all year round by appointment, even during closed periods.

Prices
Normal rate: € 7.50 castle and park
Reduced price: € 3.50
Young rate: € 1.50 - 12 years old
Group rate: € 6 (minimum 10 people)
Other rates: - Park only: adult: 2,50 €; school, student, unemployed: € 1.50; child under 12 years old: free.

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Spoken languages: French