Please refer to the calendar below for days and hours of opening.
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.
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. Guided tours are included in the price of a ‘Château & Garden’ ticket.
Château & Garden
Accompanied by a guide, the group will be able to discover the history of this remarkable site and its exceptional restoration.
Suggested activities around Bournazel for groups: click here
Year round group visits of more than 20 people by reservation. Tour conducted in English by prior arrangement.
Duration: guided tour approximately 60 minutes + access to the garden.
Price: 10 € per person
The Château de Bournazel welcomes schoolchildren for guided tours adapted to different levels. Numerous themes can be addressed in correlation with the educational programme.
Contact us by email for more information.
Understanding of Renaissance architecture, observation of the sculpted decor. Restoration techniques.
Discovery of 16th and 17th century painting. Analysis of works of art.
Introduction to the daily life of the 16th century owners. Art of living in the Renaissance.
Reception year round by reservation.
Duration: guided tour approximately 45 minutes + access to the garden.
Visitor’s Guide (in French), 194 p. 10 €
On sale at the Château Reception Desk. Delivery possible, please email the Château.