In order to complete its architectural Renaissance, it seemed important that the château should regain, year after year, that central place in the humanist culture of the 16th century that its patrons dreamed of at the time of Francis I and Henry II. To allow specialists in French Renaissance culture, be they art historians, researchers, curators, linguists, philosophers, architects, musicologists or specialists in literature, to come together, as well as to offer lovers of the 16th century the pleasure of a cultivated or scientific debate, seemed a necessity.

Thus began the Bournazel Colloques, a sort of provincial interlude in the world of conferences, study days and seminars on the Renaissance.

Each year, specialists from this period present works or studies in progress, certain reflections or avenues of research, confront questions or discoveries, raise hypotheses or echo innovative postures.

Edition cancelled by the Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Classical Age and the Enlightenment due to the health crisis.

Next edition on Saturday 26 September

Theme: ‘Portraits of Women in the Renaissance’.

Conference Day Pass: €10.00 With meal: €29.00

Registration on 06 65 54 12 42 or by e-mail at the following address:

Proceedings of the conferences

These works are on sale at the reception of the castle. For a delivery request, please contact us.

Colloque 2012, 162 p. – 22 €

Colloque 2013, 254 p. –  26 €

Colloque 2014, 134 p. – 19 €

Colloque 2015, 168 p. –  20 €

Colloque 2016, 174 p. – 21 €

Colloque 2017, 214 p. – 24 €

The Association of the Friends of Château de Bournazel was created in January 2012 with the aim of promoting this exceptional Historic Monument, by organising cultural events contributing to the enhancement of the artistic heritage of the Renaissance. The association, through its actions, aims to encourage the reception of the public but also of researchers specialising in the period. In the same way, the association provides human, material and financial support for the conservation, restoration, protection and accessibility of the château.

To support the association and participate in the development of the Château de Bournazel, become a member.