Château de Bonaguil

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Closes at 05:30 pm

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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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 fortified castle. A true fortress, it will be inhabited until the French Revolution.

      The commune of Fumel bought it in 1860 to preserve it from possible disappearance. From 1862, the site was listed 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 !

      ANIMATIONS : Throughout the year, the Château de Bonaguil offers various cultural activities in an exceptional setting. Wednesday afternoons in July and August (as well as certain Mondays and Fridays), free thematic activities are offered to children : treasure hunts, archery, creative workshops... Program on the website www.chateau -bonaguil.com

      SCHEDULE : The castle is open every day from April to September.
      • April / May / June from 10am to 6pm
      • July / August from 10am to 7pm
      • September from 10am to 6pm
      • October from 2pm to 5pm
      From November to February, the castle is only open during school holidays, from 2pm to 5 p.m.

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Traveller Reviews Château de Bonaguil

4.5 sur 5 2975 reviews

  • Julie Hodsdon

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Julie Hodsdon on 16/04/2022

    We had a fabulous few hours. Information leaflets are available in English. This castle has an interesting history and you can visit most areas, inside and out. Stunning views from all around but especially the top. Very friendly and helpful staff. We missed the onsite activities but I feel sure they would have been excellent based on our general experience. My son in law is a castle enthusiast, whilst my daughter and I just regular sightseers. We all recommend a visit.

  • Chris Merveille

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Chris Merveille on 17/04/2022

    Definitely worth a detour when you're in the area. The setting is great and castle is still in good shape. The leaflet for the self-guided tour is useful and allows interpreting the site.

  • Ioana Costea

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ioana Costea on 26/03/2022

    Great castle to visit, the tour can take more than an hour! Well worth the climb to the panaromic roof of the Don Jon, where you'll have views over the whole valley. The village below is also extremely beautiful!

Traveller Reviews Château de Bonaguil

4.5 sur 5 594 reviews

  • "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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  • "Good as ruined castles go"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by FoodieOswestry (Oswestry) on 27/09/2019

    This is an impressive ruin and worth the visit if, as I did, you trip over it by accident but I am not too sure it would be worth driving miles out of your way to find it. There is a car park at the...

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  • "interesting French castle"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Jane T on 21/09/2019

    l found this castle interesting as you could actually see that people had lived there in the past. it is in a beautiful setting and worth having a look at if you're in this area staying for a visit.

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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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