Chateau de Jumilhac, Jumilhac-le-Grand

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The Château de Jumilhac is a modified castle in the commune of Jumilhac-le-Grand in the Dordogne département of France.
Its construction dates from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The edifice is composed of the castle itself, constructed in the 15th century, and two wings added during the reign of Louis XIV. A covered porch and two arcaded walls link the ends of the wings and thus form an almost rectangular court of honour. At the rear façade is a terrassed lawn and an orangery. A parkland completes the site.
The central part was classified as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture in 1922, the right wing in 1923 and the left wing in 1924. The castle and gardens are privately owned but are open to the public.

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  • This castle is by far the most fairy-tale castle I've seen during my recent trip to France. Although the place could do with some repairs it's still stunning to look at. We only visited the garden so....  more »
  • Beautiful chateau of fairy-tale appearance and proportions. It is a "work in progress"and the material provided for the tour makes clear the fortunes and history of this chateau, the family and the...  more »
  • A fairytale like castle (including a once lockup ‘princess’) in a remote part of France. The castle is large and the gardens are nice to visit for a half hour. During our visit it was open all day with tours. If the (mandatory) tour would also have been possible in English (as there were many guests that did not speak French) I would have given a 5 star rating. Papers with the story in English just are not the same. Recommended if you have to travel less than one hour
  • Jumilhac is a nice place to visit. We did the evening tour which was nice to see the chateau lit by candlelight but unfortunately the tour is in all French and they don't have English guides or readable literature available.
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