Château de Busséol

Built in 1170 for the Counts of Auvergne, this feudal castle was for centuries a royal possession (several French queens stayed here, including Jeanne, wife of Jean le Bon, Catherine de Medici and Queen Margot). Inside, note the Romanesque round-mantel chimney, as well as the fine old furniture in the cupola-crowned bedroom in the main tower. An impressive hanging garden, said to be from the Crusades, adjoins the building. The rampart walk boasts a fine view over part of the Dore and Dôme mountains, and the Limagne.

Useful information

Address : 

63270 Vic-le-Comte


+33 4 73 69 00 84


8 € (-15 years old 4 €)

Opening hours

mid Jun-mid Sep: 10am-noon, 2.30pm-6.30pm; rest of year: weekends and Bank Hols 2.30pm-5.30pm