Château de Biron, Biron

Château de Biron bears a history steeped in conflict, having changed hands several times between the 12th and 15th centuries before Charles de Gontaut, duc de Biron, claimed it as his own. The present structure features additions completed over the centuries that make for an interesting ensemble: a 12th-century keep, 16th-century living quarters, a chapel, and vaulted kitchens. Locals purchased the castle in 1978, wanting to restore it. It's currently open to the public for tours--with audio-guides in English available. Put Château de Biron into our Biron planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Biron.
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  • Arriving at the castle at 10.15am on 28/07 we were able to enjoy an exclusive tour of the castle since we were alone! Low courtyard, high courtyard, terraces, vast rooms and stunning views, we were conquered by the magic of the place! Little icing on the cake for the youngest with the little enigma that leads to the cryptex... The exhibition of contemporary art finds its place and gives another dimension to the visit -) We can only advise the visit!
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  • Another beautiful castle in the Perigord area. For twmpo matters we only saw this from the outside. He still deserves to go down the road to admire him.
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  • Beautiful and robust castle, dominating the whole environment. Through the winding trail you will see the castle from all sides getting closer and more grander. It has been largely restored, but there is still a lot to do-some parts still look quite neglected, like the old bakery. The entrance is almost €10.00, and then you actually expect quite a bit. There is a Dutch explanation on paper, and an audioguide in English, among others. The short translation suggests that there is not so much to see-and that's right! What you see is a castle that has been cultivated and rebuilt over the last 800 years, and the characteristics of all these centuries have been made well visible. Architecture. But nothing has been done to even slightly highlight one of those centuries by filling spaces with furniture, rugs, armor and everything you can expect from a castle. The rooms were thus completely empty, with the size of the many halls still noticed. We were 40 minutes after the opening at the checkout, and then the first guests came out. ' Quick round Biron so ', my wife said-it was already a clue. In leaflets and on posters I had read about art exhibits, but there was on our visit date 1 July-in the summer holidays so-nothing to see! There has therefore been a clear choice for commercial exploitation for receptions, dinners, parties, concerts, wedding events, but there you are very disappointed with the ' ordinary ' visitor, especially for this price. I have seen many nicer castles, and I hadn't come here if I had known this! Access for disabled visitors is extremely limited.
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  • Got kids? Take them here they will love it..
  • A great chateau to visit and one of the more well preserved ones. It has great views all over and has much to visit inside. To break up the visit inside, there’s games and activities such as archery and indoor activities to partake in at no additional cost. If you didn’t purchase an audio guide like us, you may struggle to understand and appreciate the history behind this chateau. There are QR codes at each point of interest but as we didn’t use them, we’re unsure if this provides you with any information at all. Overall a great place to visit and if your trip is limited to a few chateaus, this should be included as one of them.
  • Lovely castle. Lots of stairs to climb and explore and amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Would be nice if there had been some things to see in the rooms. But all rooms were empty. We still enjoyed the visit.
  • Fascinating opportunity to view a Chateau that has been in the same family for centuries. Great views, easy drive up access and loads of history to absorb. You can borrow an English language booklet to guide your tour or hire the audio guide.
  • A fantastic castle, combining elements of different periods (medieval, Renaissance, XVIII century) into an imposing building. Fantastic view over the surrounding countryside, and temporary contemporary art exhibits.
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