Located in the west of the department of Aveyron, between Rodez and Villefranche de Rouergue, Château of Bournazel’s innovative architecture and the quality of its sculpted decoration make it one of the most remarkable Renaissance châteaux in the South of France.

Enriched with period furniture, objets d’art and paintings, this château and its garden plunge the visitor into the humanistic and literary atmosphere of the Renaissance – a golden century forever lost.



The château is open every day except Tuesdays from 30 March to 11 November following the hours detailed below

30 March – 13 July : 2 pm to 6 pm
14 July – 31 August : 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6:30pm
1 September – 11 November : 2 pm to 6 pm

The interior of the château is by guided tour only (duration approximately 1 hour) In July and August a guided tour in English will take place at 14h45 everyday except Tuesdays. If you would like to organise a visit in English at a different time of day or outside the summer season please contact the château.

The château offers three to four guided tours of the interior in French per day. English speakers can participate in these visits with a fully illustrated written translation of the visit. The first is at 2:30 pm, the others are at regular intervals over the afternoon. The last tour is at 5pm, if you are participating in the last visit, please allow time to visit the gardens beforehand.

If you do not wish to visit the interior of the château it is possible to visit the garden and the exterior of the château only with the «Garden» rate. The last entrance to the gardens is at 17h30

We do not take reservations unless your party is more than ten people.

Due to the number of stairs and the small size of some rooms we cannot accept prams or baby back packs on the guided visits. We ask that babies be carried in the arms during the visit.

Dogs are permitted in the gardens provided they are kept on a leash and the owners collect any droppings. Dogs are not allowed in the château unless they can be carried in a bag during the guided tour.


Château & Garden

Interior the château by guided tour. The garden, exterior and medieval tower by self guided visit.


14,00 €

Group (per person)

12,00 €

Under 16s

8,00 €

Under 6s


Garden Only

Per visitor

10,00 €




Surprenez vos invités grâce au cadre exceptionnel de Bournazel ! Réalisez vos plus belles photographies dans le jardin du château renaissance, lieu idéal pour votre vin d’honneur. Les espaces du château, dont la grande salle voutée de 130m2, permettront de réunir famille et amis pour une réception réussie.


Un auditorium de 150 places, entièrement équipé, vous offre un cadre de travail de qualité au coeur même du château. Après une matinée de travail, partez à la découverte du monument et de ses environs. Profitez ainsi, de ce site unique qu’est Bournazel en alliant travail, plaisir et convivialité.


Bournazel Château & Garden

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