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Chateau de Bonaguil

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Very impressive walls, medieval spirit intact

Living in the Dordogne where there are many jaw-dropping châteaux like Beynac or Commarque, we were... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Ofelia G
Limeuil, France

We have visited many, many castles in Europe and this rates in the top 5. This is really a very... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
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The powerful Berenger de Roquefeuil (1448-1530), descended from the aristocracy of Quercy and Rouergue, devoted several years of his life to making of Bonaguil the fortress of legend that it is today. It equips the castle with an enormous barbican...more
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Mairie de Fumel, 47500 Saint-Front-sur-Lemance, France
+33 5 53 41 90 71
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All reviews car park great castle well worth a visit guided tour middle ages couple of hours restored castle plenty of parking free parking no problem underground corridor walk up follow the road hill ruin walls village
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Living in the Dordogne where there are many jaw-dropping châteaux like Beynac or Commarque, we were not prepared to be awed by this castle. But it was truly impressive with its gigantic stone walls, skyscraper-like towers and everywhere reminders of the pains the builders took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We have visited many, many castles in Europe and this rates in the top 5. This is really a very impressive site. It is a combination of a ruin and a restored castle. Then you have to consider the massive structure itself and the many,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Very impressive building that has been built by an eccentric landlord for a war that never happened. The castle can be visited and it remains in a very good shape. The walk up to the top is not too difficult but one has to be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean-Claude A
Reviewed September 1, 2018

There are car parks as you approach the village but if you are going directly to the chateau ignore those and proceed up the road to the left of the village and park at the top adjacent to the Chateau. Alternatively you can park at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Greecophile
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Definitely worth a visit. Plenty of parking, ample coffee and restaurant options. Impressive views and well kept and clean areas.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DawnOrmerod
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Off the beaten track, Bonaguile is a stunning and well organised site. Park at the bottom of the hill and walk up (there is parking at the top but that’s a bit lazy). The castle itself is well laid out and informative. Information boards are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Chateau Bonaguil, Magnificent, impressive historic monument,well worth a visit, the last of the fortified castles. Built on a high rocky spur between two rivers and because of it's location the name of the castle comes from the French "bonne aiguille" (good needle). Lots to explore,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichaelandSandie
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Family of 5 (10,6 &2) This is a lovely castle that is a mixture of intact and demolished. There are signs in English, but little history of the castle. Fantastic views when you walk around and especially good when you get to the top. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip round Chateau de Bonaguil, a great castle with plenty to see. The reason this isn’t 5 stars is because there is limited information on the castle itself (e.g. no chateau specific shop or a guidebook). You get a leaflet on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Garbsa
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive, imposing castle. There is a lot to explore with lots of steps. No problem for us but something to consider if you have mobility problems. The view from the top of the keep is spectacular and well worth the climb

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 12, 2018|
Response from Samacaiz | Reviewed this property |
I saw a lady with a rather overweight Labrador there so they clearly allow dogs. However I wouldn’t recommend dragging a dog around there on a hot day
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How would you recommend getting to Château de Bonaguil (3 Replies)
Hi Everyone, On my way from Toulouse to Bordeaux I want to visit Bonaguil Castle. I was thinking about staying the night at a local hotel but I was originally hoping to take the train from Toulouse to a hotel that I could stay the night then take another train to Bordeaux. I can't seem to find any public transport that would do this. I also can't find any tours to Château de Bonaguil Castle from anywhere. If someone could make nay recommendations that would be greatly...More
October 18, 2018|
Response fromcubsur|
Nowhere, middle of, accurately describes the location of Château de Bonaguil. Also, it is way off any route by train between Toulouse and Bordeaux. The nearest railway station is at Monsempron-Libos, around 11km distant. To get there from Toulouse, you change trains at Agen and chance one of the very occasional trains from there. There ought to be places you can stay there, but you would need taxis to get to the Chateau. I can find no public bus service anywhere closer to Château de...More