At the gateway to Lot, in Lot-et-Garonne, Bonaguil Castle seems lost in the midst of the trees, in a rocky region of steep hills and red earth. It suddenly appears around a bend in the road or among the trees and stands out with its size, massive architecture balanced on three rocky outcrops.
Built on a foundation from the 2nd half of the 13th century, from the late 15th century to the early 16th, Bonaguil is an emblematic model of a fortified castle, unique in Europe. It illustrates the development of defence techniques from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, up to the beginnings of Vauban-style fortifications after the development of artillery.
A major Aquitaine attraction, owned by the city of Fumel, it welcomes you, both day and night, from the top of its keep to the coolness of its cellars, for exciting visits, activities and workshops which take you back to the Middle Ages.
- March and October from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.,
- April, May, June and September from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
- July and August from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
- From November to February, only during school holidays (all zones) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on December 25th and January 1st.
No guided tours during winter.
Last entry possible 1 hour before the castle closes.
Free for children under 6 year-old.
From 6 to 12: 5 euros.
From 13 year-old: 9.50 euros
Groups (20 people minimum): 7.50 euros/person
School groups (1 free adult for 10 children): 3.50 euros/child
Activities on site Specific themed events - Workshop for adults - Workshop for children - Conferences - Temporary exhibitions
Spoken languages French - English - Spanish