Throughout the year
Follow your guide through the ages, from the middle ages to the twentieth century.
For 1 h, you will discover the history of the Jumilhac family. You will meet Louise de Hautefort, “the spinner” in her room and you will learn her story which has become her legend.
From 01/06 to 30/09
On Tuesdays from June to September and Thursday in July and August at 21:30.
Discover the castle in the light of the torches and the sound of baroque music. Follow your guide from the middle ages to the present day in a trip in time.[button link=”http://chateaudejumilhac.com/fr/65-2/” color=”silver”] Learn more[/button]
From 01/04 to 15/11
These French formal Gardens were created by Pierre Joseph Chapelle de Jumilhac who was at the court in Versailles and accordingly followed the principles of Le Nôtre, King Louis XIV’s Gardener in designing them : Perspective, view, symetry, 12 terraces which went right down to the river and the conquest of space all around the château, before the little town of Jumilhac-le-Grand existed (beginning of XIXth) where even the forests were part of the park.
They have, since 1999, been restored around the themes of “Gold and Alchemy” by the Marquis de Jumilhac : You will discover a rose garden, a maze, a mini-planetarium, all overlooking the Valley of the Isle river running some 40m below.[button link=”http://chateaudejumilhac.com/fr/jardins/” color=”silver”] Learn more[/button]
Are you fit enough to climb up to the rampart wall and climb up to the top of watch tower ? It is known as ‘le Chapeau du Marquis’ and from there you have a bewildering view of the rooves, the alchemical finials and the Valley of the Isle.
Booking is required and according to the guide’s availability.
(Not recommended for people suffering from dizziness, back or heart problems, or with young children)
The Boutique and Tea Room
You will find a wide selection of books and souvenirs of the Château, games and toys, local gastronomy and beauty products also locally made in the little boutique.