Hautefort castle, standing guard over the small valley, is built on the site of a 9C fortress and acquired its current shape between the 16C and 17C: it was during this period that the castle lost its defensive appearance and became a residence, blending Renaissance and Classical styles, which explain its current atypical aspect. The lavish interior is graced with lovely antiques. The terraces are laid out as formal gardens and the 30ha/74 acre landscaped grounds are very pleasant. Theatre productions in summer.
Address:Le Bourg, 24390 Hautefort
Phone:+33 5 53 50 51 23
Price:10 € (-14 years old 5.50 €)
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 - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec