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This medieval castle, very damaged during the Hundred Years War was reformed during the 15th century's second part. After rough battles during the Wars of Religions, the castle is transformed again with a better defence system and a new fortification. The 16th century building was completely changed during the 18th century's second part with the gardens and terraces' layout. In 1793, the five towers near the dwellings are demolished, and the castle take shape of an italian villa. Some of the rooms are used for conventions, weddings, concerts, exhibitions...
The terraces around the castle of Fumel are from the 17th century. They are listed Historical Monument (on the extra inventory list). They offer a unique panorama on the Lot's plains (landscape reading board). Below, the nature theater is made of several trees. At the foot of the castle, the "Baladoir" path goes along the Lot river.
The Renaissance and classical castle of Fumel's lords calls out to you? Discovering its old cellars would please the child inside your heart? You would like to know what is the connection between its history and its architecture? Its connection with the castle of Bonaguil and the other castles and the surroundings? Then the guided tour of Fumel's castle is made for you. The gardens with terrace and the old town are a part of this discovery tour.
Free tour of the terraces throughout the year except July 14th. Open from 8am to 20pm.
Free visit without booking all year. You can access the terraces until 8PM from November to April, until 10PM from May to October, closed on July the 14th. 70 minutes guided tour on booking, contact Fumel-Vallée du Lot's Tourist Office. Free visit with the audio-video guide, rental at the Tourist Office.
Mairie de Fumel
47500 - FUMEL
Office de Tourisme : +33 5 53 71 13 70
Email : info[at]tourisme-fumel.com|Accueil office de tourisme
Web : www.tourisme-fumel.com
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