Château et son grand bassin, Maurice Subervie

Heritage

Bournazel

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CHATEAU ET JARDIN DE BOURNAZEL

Private Renaissance castle listed as a Historic Monument. Major building of southern France with its innovative architecture and remarkable carved decor. Its gardens are classified Remarkable Gardens.

PROVISIONS COVID-19
From Saturday 16 May, the castle and the garden are open to the public at the usual opening hours.
A health protocol was put in place, this was validated by the prefecture of Aveyron.
In order to limit the number of visitors inside the castle, visitors are asked to book by email or phone. This reservation is possible until the same day.

DESCRIPTION
Only guided tour inside the castle. Approximate duration: 1h.
Average time spent on site: 1h45

The visitor will discover a Renaissance staircase, stone vaults, as well as rooms furnished with paintings, tapestries and art objects, each with a monumental fireplace. The historic monument has been one of the most important restoration projects in France since 2008.

The garden: the result of a long work in archives and a campaign of archaeological excavations, the restoration of the gardens of Bournazel offers a coherent example of composition realized between 1542 and 1561. Enclosed garden comprising nine themed parterres on the education of a wealthy prince and the enigma of life, fountains, vases, polyandrion, chamber gardens with partitions of charmilles, orchard, "Hortus Conclusus", labyrinth, arbours and terraces, A piece of water, whose symbolic, literary and intellectual organization recalls the ambitions of the Renaissance. It has recently been classified as a "Jardin remarquable".

Capacities & Services

Capacity50 Person(s)

LanguagesVisit : FR

Equipments and services

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Free guided tour for groups
  • Guided tours

Activities

  • Temporary exhibitions

Opening & Prices

opening times

  • Open today de 14h00 à 19h00

Rates

Rates 2020

  • Single adult : 9,00€
  • Single child : 5,00€
  • Adult group : 6,00€
  • Children’s group : 5,00€
  • Free

Location

CHATEAU DE BOURNAZEL
Le Bourg
12390 Bournazel
lat. 44.459423 - lon. 2.298388

Contacts

Establishment

Information

  • DRAC Midi-Pyrénées


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