At the gateway to Lot, in Lot-et-Garonne, Bonaguil Castle seems lost in the middle of the woods, 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 dungeon to the coolness of its caves, 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 up to 5 years
From 6 to 12 years old: 5 euros
From 13 years old: 9.50 euros
Job seeker, student: 7.50 euros
Groups (from 20 people): 7.50 euros / person
School groups (1 guide for 10 students): 3.50 euros / child
Activities on site Specific themed events - Workshop for children - Conferences - Temporary exhibitions
Spoken languages French - English - Spanish