Groups of over 15 people are welcome all year round. Reservation is required.
A dedicated guide welcomes groups with a welcome word upon arrival.
The guided tour discovers the royal apartments fully furnished and decorated with a very beautiful period furniture :
Large galleries decorated with Aubusson tapestries, the armory, the Queen's living room, the Louis XVI bedroom with souvenirs of Delphine de Sabran, Marquise de Custine, the Queen's bedroom, the King's bedroom and his workroom which he reached by a secret passage.
The walkway perpendicular at more than 25 meters over the river leads to the large chapel and the Chapelin's bedroom.
The gallery of the 1st floor leads to the bedroom of the Countess Emmanuel de Sabran-Pontevès, birthplace in the XVIIth century of Charlotte Rose de Caumont La Force, which her count inspired the Disney movie : Raiponce. Next come the dining room, the gallery of trophies and the kitchen with gleaming brass.
The self visit will lead you to the bakery (shop of the castle), the guardroom, the prison, the large medieval cellars where are aging some prestigious wines of Bordeaux and shelter an exposition of cristal and old glassware and the treasures found in the walls, under the watchful eye of a magnificent Bacchus of the XIVth century.
We also enter the the troglodyte caves which testify of the prehistoric settlement of the site, then one glimpses through a back door the entrance of an underground. The tour continues with the Merovingian sarcophagi and the Gallo-Roman nymphaeum bathed by its underground river, true haven of freshness.
Opening Hours and Rates 2016
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For groups of over 15 people, welcomed all over the year on reservation :
Optional at the end of the tour : Royal Kir or wine tasting (to choose : Graves white / red or Sauternes) : 2€ per person.