Discover Monbazillac and its world famous castle!


Monbazillac is first of all a commune of the Purple Perigord, dominating the valley of the Dordogne and located at about ten kilometers from Bergerac. His castle in the Dordogne is world famous and classified as a historical monument.




It is from 1550 that Charles d’Aydie undertakes the construction of a castle on a simple base of a rectangle with, at each extremity, a large circular tower.
Built on the slopes of Monbazillac, the access to the castle is by a fixed bridge.
Everything is planned in case of an enemy attack: loopholes, machicolations, a covered way and a well hidden inside one of the rooms are the main medieval defensive systems.
Its architecture evolves over the centuries and with the change of owners, and takes on the appearance of a Renaissance castle.
The French Revolution did not cause any damage, the castle is preserved in full.
In the 1960s, when it was bought by the Cave coopérative de Monbazillac, the château was transformed into a museum and the 25 hectares of vines surrounding it were exploited.
Today, the wine of Monbazillac is famous for its sweet sweet white side.


During your visit, you will notice the prestigious location of the castle of Monbazillac which offers a splendid panorama on its vineyards and on the valley of the Dordogne.
The building is fully furnished.
Thus, during your visit, you will discover on the ground floor the large living room then the small living room, the French ceilings, a fireplace dating from the Renaissance, furniture of the 17th century, engravings…
The second floor features paintings and engravings by artists from various centuries, furniture dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, and two large main rooms.

Finally, in the basement, a cellar with the particularity of hiding a wall of 6000 bottles of monbazillac in golden colors and a kitchen. This one has vaults dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, its bread oven, its kitchen utensils, its sink, the pisé floor…
The last room is dedicated to the wine museum, with objects related to the culture of the Monbazillac vine. Grape varieties, vinification, fermentation, you will know everything about the vineyard and the appellation of controlled origin. Whether you are a sweet, dry or mellow wine, the white wine of Château de Monbazillac will make you discover pronounced fruit aromas that will delight your palate. Taste the latest vintage or take a vintage home as a vacation souvenir!



The castle of Monbazillac is located about 80 kilometers from the Dordogne La Fage campsite, in the heart of the Dordogne valley and the Périgord Pourpre, famous for its vineyards.
The castle is open to the public all year round and offers free or guided tours (lasting about 45 minutes).
At the end of your visit, a tasting of Monbazillac wine is offered.
Admission costs between 3.75€ and 7.50€ depending on the age and situation of the person.
It is possible to rent the reception room which can accommodate up to 200 people, for special occasions such as a wedding…