Address: Le Bourg S, 24540 Vergt-de-Biron
Visit of castle of Biron, around 1h30, from 10:00am
[CASTLE OF BIRON]
The GONTAUT-BIRON have been the undisputed masters of the south of Périgord, for nearly a thousand years!
Their genealogy can be traced back to 926, when a cartoon from the Abbey of Cadouin mentions a certain GONTAUT. The castle, over the years, has been redesigned, according to the events of this illustrious family.
Biron is an architectural lesson, presenting today diverse buildings from different era, witnesses of the past power of the GONTAUT-BIRON. It also shows the extraordinary talent and the fantastic inspiration of the best builders of all times.
We can still perceive three stages in the evolution of this home which has experienced changes in taste, setbacks fortunes or sometimes even lack of time.
The first stage corresponds to the Middle Age; a second castle wrapped around in the XVI century; at the extreme end of the same century, nearly collapsed.
Additonal information:visit by your own, or guided visit during the summer season - 1h30 approximately - audioguide available - discovery workshops proposed
2019 OPENING HOURS
9th February - 5th April* : From 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
6th April - 7th July : From 10.00 am to 01.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
8th July - 30th August : From 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
31th August - 3rd November : From 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
4th November - 5th January 2020 : From 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Open every day
*Closed on Mondays except during school holidays and on bank holidays
Closed on 25th December 2019 and 1st January 2020
Last admissions one hour before closure