THE CHÂTEAU & GARDEN OF BOURNAZEL
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.
OPENING DATES - 2023
Opening Times (following the dates above)
1 April – 13 July : 14h – 18h
14 July- 31 August : 10h – 12h & 14h – 18h30
1 September – 17 September : 14h – 18h30
18 September – 13 November : 14h – 18h
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 visits in French are scheduled for 14h30, 15h45 and 17h (please note that these times may change). English speakers can participate on these visits with a fully illustrated written translation of the visit. If you are participating the last visit at 17h, 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 18h.
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 allowed 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
MARIAGES, RECEPTIONS PRIVÉES
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.
SÉMINAIRES, ÉVÉNEMENTS PROFESSIONNELS
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.