A thousand years old castle...

Welcome to the new official website of the castle of Villebois-Lavalette !

Version française/french version

This thousand years old castle has known many lives. Enjoy its panorama over the undulating countryside from the summit of Sanseau Hill on which it stands...

We invite you to come discover or rediscover this mysterious and fascinating site.


Guided tours 2017 :

Other tours can be scheduled by reservation (4 adults minimum) and according to our availability.

We have a translation booklet in English . Don't hesitate and ask for it!

Careful! Most of the guided tour takes place in the exterior, so when it is hot don't forget to take your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water... And when it is rainy, don't forget your umbrella!

Information  : 05 45 62 28 44

Upcoming events at the castle :

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11ème Foire des Rameaux et Fête de la Cornuelle

Sunday, April 9th


 Big brocante, arts and crafts exhibition and animations in order to celebrate the local gastronomic specialty : the cornuelle!


from 10:15am: Palm Sunday benediction and mass  at the Market Place (les Halles)


Photography contest exhibition near the "salle des fêtes" (community hall, located in the Grand Rue). The main theme is "The animals in their naturel place". Another exhibition will be located in the Town Hall: photos of the cantonal festival " The good life in 1980"


Guided tours of the village:

 10:30am - 14:15pm - 4:15pm (departure at the association local)

 Guided tours of the Castle:

 11:15am - 3:00pm - 5.00pm - (departure at the castle)


At 3:00 pm:  Concert of traditional music with the group " The BAGAD KEVRENN BALZAC" at the Champ de Foire place


         Meal (reservation only) at the salles des fêtes at noon: 17€ per adult, 8€ per child (under 12 y/o)


          ► Procession with giant Cornuelles, prepared by the village's bakers, tasting and drinks: from 5:30pm at the market place


Born in 2016 by OTPHT de Villebois-Lavalette, this website informs you about visits and activities organized by the association

"Friends of the Castle and Heritage of Villebois-Lavalette and its partners (Coordination by the association)

Photo credit (background image): Don McCrae for Studio Lavalette

Other photos the friends of the castle and the heritage of Villebois Lavalette. (C.G.M)