Château de Bonaguil Castles in Saint-Front-sur-Lémance

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Opens Monday at 02:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Vallée du Lot

Services

  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • Located in Lot-et-Garonne, on the border of Lot and Dordogne, the Château de Bonaguil forms a unique ensemble in Europe, of impressive proportions and in a remarkable state of conservation. Lord Bérenger de Roquefeuil (1448-1530) devoted more than 30 years of his life to building this exemplary castle. A true fortress, it was inhabited until the French Revolution.

      The town of Fumel bought it in 1860 to protect it from possible disappearance. Since 1862, the site has been classified as a Historic Monument and has since benefited from numerous restoration campaigns. During a guided or independent tour, immerse yourself in the heart of medieval history!

      EVENTS: Throughout the year, Bonaguil Castle offers various cultural events in an exceptional setting. In July and August (as well as certain school holiday periods), free thematic activities are offered to children on certain days of the week: treasure hunts, archery, creative and educational workshops, medieval troupes, etc. Program on the website www.chateau-bonaguil.com

      HOURS: The castle is open every day from March to October.

      • March and October: Every day from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • April, May, June: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • September: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • July, August: Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • November - December - January - February: School holidays (all areas) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. except 12/25 and 01/01
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Traveller Reviews Château de Bonaguil

4.6 sur 5 4035 reviews

  • Karl Thomas

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Karl Thomas on 01/09/2023

    This is a beautiful castle to wander round, mostly in ruins but a few finished rooms to walk round. There are lots of original features in the stonework and a lot to see. The views from the top of the tower are stunning. Lots of stairs all over the site, (not at all accessible for disabled). There's a free car park at the bottom of the village, near public loos, and another up near the entrace at the top. The walk up from the bottom is steep but has nice views and many little shops for souveiners, wine, and ice cream.

  • Maciej Skrobisz

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Maciej Skrobisz on 09/10/2023

    It is a wonderful castle. All starts with two big parking spots - one at the bottom of the village, one up - close to the castle. Tickets are moderately expensive (€9,5 per person). It takes ca. 1 hour to go through the whole itinerary. Yet, it is another sad example of demolition to the French historical heritage by the vicious French Revolution... Views are quite spectacular both from the top as well as from the village beneath. All in all a very charming experience surrounded by beautiful French countryside.

  • Clive Jenkins

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Clive Jenkins on 10/09/2023

    A steepish track if you use the bottom carpark. Lots of character but not a vast amount of info available to cover it. Great views, well kept and used a lot by the looks of the stage and seating arena. Views are amazing Definitely worth a visit, but be warned, there are plenty of steps to negotiate.

Traveller Reviews Château de Bonaguil

4.5 sur 5 628 reviews

  • "Chateau Bonaguil"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by platpeeps (Birmingham, United Kingdom) on 11/10/2022

    This is a definite must-see spot when you're in the region. There is plenty of parking at the bottom of the chateau, and it's well worth the climb up (along a road) to the chateau. I don't remember...

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  • "So worth the visit!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Andrew A (New York City, New York) on 03/09/2022

    For the first time I felt the life of a castle come alive for me. I was lucky enough to have a private tour by an art historian, Sally. Her passion and knowledge of the castle really stood out as...

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  • "Amazing place."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Spectacle64 (Yorkshire, United Kingdom) on 09/11/2020

    Amazing place. Just a shame they insisted on masks being worn at ALL times, even when outside clambering up flights of steps which meant glasses misted up all the time! Bit OTT even in these worrying...

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Château de Bonaguil

Address

Château de Bonaguil
47500 Saint-Front-sur-Lémance

GPS coordinates

44° 32'17.47"N, 1° 0'51.35"E

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