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Château de Sauveboeuf

Park ,  Historic site and monument ,  Museum ,  Castle ,  Prehistory in Aubas

  • On the left bank of the Vézère just a few kilometres from Montignac and the Lascaux caves, Château de Sauveboeuf welcomes you to a natural setting among fruit orchards along the river. Built on the site of a 15th-century fortress, the castle was demolished in 1633 upon Richelieu's orders. It was rebuilt in the 17th century by Charles Antoine de Ferrières de Sauveboeuf. The medieval castle was replaced by a more modern, comfortable palace with large mullion windows and beautiful fireplaces. ...
    On the left bank of the Vézère just a few kilometres from Montignac and the Lascaux caves, Château de Sauveboeuf welcomes you to a natural setting among fruit orchards along the river. Built on the site of a 15th-century fortress, the castle was demolished in 1633 upon Richelieu's orders. It was rebuilt in the 17th century by Charles Antoine de Ferrières de Sauveboeuf. The medieval castle was replaced by a more modern, comfortable palace with large mullion windows and beautiful fireplaces. Your circuit takes you through several rooms of this illustrious castle, which has undergone meticulous restoration work over the past few decades by its owner, Claude Douce. Discover the monumental staircase in white stone, the dining room with its vast tapestries, and the Renaissance terrace, where you will enjoy a stroll as you admire a superb view over the Vézère.


    The castle of Sauveboeuf, in keeping with the "valley of man", houses an exceptional private collection of prehistoric tools from the Périgord and elsewhere in the vaulted cellars of the castle. It includes 500,000 pieces, including mammoth ivory ornaments dating back more than 20,000 years!
    In this private prehistory museum, discover this period, the climate, the lithic industry and its innovations, with anchor points for all audiences linking you to Lascaux IV.
    The visit of the Château de Sauveboeuf will delight visitors with magnificent pieces from the British Museum, Egyptian collections including a rare Pharaoh's knife. Go back in time from the Gauls to the Romans, continuing to the Renaissance to the 17th century with master paintings and furniture, not forgetting the magnificent views over the Vézère.
  • Access
    • Main road  :  RD 704 at 0 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
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    • Individuals
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    • 50  Person(s)
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    • Non-guided tour
    • Boutique
    • Wi-fi
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