Château de Bonaguil

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28 May 2023  |  Tourism

Château de Bonaguil Fumel

The Château de Bonaguil is a former 13th century fortified castle which stands in the French town of Saint-Front-sur-Lémance in the Lot-et-Garonne department in New Aquitaine. Only 2 hours from Bordeaux and Toulouse. This site classified as a Historic Monument is located a stone's throw from the Dordogne and is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. It overlooks its rocky outcrop, and dominates the valley and the medieval village, it forms a unique ensemble in Europe with very large proportions and in a remarkable state of conservation.

Guided or self-guided tour

During a guided or independent visit you can discover Bonaguil, its keep, its cave and its drawbridge which will immerse you in the heart of medieval history. It is today a reference for the specialist, an ideal teaching tool for the pupil and the teacher and a place of pleasure for each visitor.

Entertainment and games for young and old

You will find many activities offered to young and old all year round: Wednesdays in the Middle Ages, manual workshops, treasure hunts, theatrical nights, Medieval, Theater Festival.

Tour of the Castle

The barbican, the dump, the dovecote, the barnyard, the bakery, the defense chamber, the casemate, the cave, the sparrow, the big tower, the terrace... and much more, so many rooms to explore during of your visit to the castle.

Archaeological discovery

In 1976, the archaeologists Gilles SERAPHIN and Daniel FRUGIER, as well as Michel EGRETAUD discovered under the Barbican far from the dwellings but within the enclosure a room with very important archaeological furniture. This discovery associated with the discovery a few years earlier, by the same people, of a set of graffiti on the internal walls of the Grosse Tour, reminds us that Bonaguil was indeed a living residence.

It was revealed common clay pottery for eating, drinking, stove, glazing elements and knives.

Schedules and prices of the Château

Find the schedules and prices of the castle on the website.

Two free car parks available: In the village - At the entrance to the castle Contact: 05 53 41 90 71

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