chateau de Sauveboeuf, Montignac

4.7
#3 of 11 in Things to do in Montignac
chateau de Sauveboeuf is located in Montignac. Use our Montignac attractions planner to visit chateau de Sauveboeuf on your trip to Montignac, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including chateau de Sauveboeuf
map
chateau de Sauveboeuf Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
79 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • A discovery more to do in this beautiful region, this castle at the edge of the Vézère is open to the public
    View original
  • We visited the Castle almost in the dark since it was the theme of the day. Congratulations to the entire team for the staging, decoration and the comedians who made us "shiver" family! We also had the opportunity to taste the chocolate ants... in short, we had a great time with your family. Young and old were delighted.
    View original
  • Especially reseerve to meetings, weddings but not like hotel! Horrible food, friendly staff
    View original
Google
  • Amazing pool area, perfect for an after wedding pool party. Rooms are great as well, really gives you the castle feeling
  • Very interesting visit of the XVIIth century castle and the huge prehistoric collection Moreover the owner of the castle is very warm and is providing passionate explanations We recommend this visit for adults and children as well
  • Fascinating collection in a beautiful setting.
  • This castle, located halfway between Terrasson and Montignac, at first glance looks ‘a bit off’. Information panels inform you about the bad state it was in when the current owner (a well known French TV personality) found it. Clearly he spend a small fortune to restore the roofs, chimneys, and opening the closed-up windows. It seems there was just not enough budget left for the finishing touches. We walked through the showcase rooms and found some interesting pieces of antique and curiosity, but again some of the furniture and furnishings seem awkwardly misplaced. We had finished most of the self-guided tour when a large 17th century painting in the ‘Oberkampf room’ caught our eye. It depicts the African Maria over seeing a battle field (probably in present day Tunisia) between Christian and ‘Turkish’ forces. The Turks carrying their flag with ‘crescents’ , the information materials explained it was this battle that inspired French bakers to produce their ‘eat the Turks’ ‘croissants’... So far the experience would have hardly warranted ‘3 stars’, but just before the exit into the shop, there is a stair (on the right behind doors) going down to the basement. The vaulted spaces are the oldest surviving parts of the castle and harbor a great surprise. A very large collection of (pre)historic materials, the core of the collection dating back to a time before the ‘prehistory’ was actually recognized. If you visited the sites around Les Eyzies-de-Tayak, read a little and received a passionate introduction to the ‘history of this history’ (Laugerie-haut), a lot starts to fall in place here… It is quite unbelievable how early ‘treasure hunters’ went about ‘excavating’, ‘finding’ and ‘taking away’. In the process distributing/dispersing/disturbing materials. The collection on display is truly spectacular in size and scope, a couple of objects from about every dig between here and Bordeaux! And many objects are truly amazing works of art; carved bones and statuettes, even an oil-lamp from Lascaux cave…these are not the ‘crumbs that fell of the table’. It really makes you wonder what else was carted-off and disappeared into dusty drawers without even the most basic documentation. At least this collection is open to the public, though you need to ‘chance-upon-it’. Good to read there are students from all over the world visiting and studying these objects. They are sure worth it. To be clear; I do not blame the owners for the cavalier methods of the past, in a way the collection is as much (modern) history as the objects on display. Thought provoking.
  • Very beautiful.
Places to stay near chateau de Sauveboeuf

Plan your trip to Montignac

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to chateau de Sauveboeuf by other users

31 days in Issigeac BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 43 days in Dordogne BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in La Croix-Blanche BY A USER FROM ALGERIA May, teens, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Dordogne BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Dordogne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 51 days in Monpazier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in Bergerac BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Bergerac BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Bergerac BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Limoges BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans