This castle standing guard over the small valley is atypical. Built on the site of a 9C fortress, it took on its current shape between the 16C and 17C: it was during this period that the castle lost its defensive look and became a residence, blending Renaissance and Classical styles. Its formal gardens were laid out at a later date (20C). The château's masterpiece is the chestnut frame of the southwest tower, testament to the ingenuity of the Compagnons du Tour de France.
Address :Le Bourg, 24390 Hautefort
Phone:+33 5 53 50 51 23
Price:9.50 € (-15 years old 5 €) €
Jun-Aug: 9.30am-7pm; Apr-May: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6.30pm; Sep: 10am-6pm; Mar and 1 Oct-11 Nov: weekends and Bank Hols 2pm-6pm