Forteresse de Polignac

This impregnable medieval fortress with a wall walk and a unique defensive system stands on a basalt base that seems to form a pedestal.


The impregnable Polignac Fortress is a striking sight. It is one of the most majestic sites in France.
It has a unique defensive system. A courtyard, a main courtyard and a 32-metre-high keep are the main features to be seen during a visit with 14 points of interest introducing visitors to the magnificent 3-hectare site.
King François I visited the fortress in 1533. The owners, many of whom were to leave their mark on French history, left the castle in the 17th century and moved to Chateau Lavoûte Polignac. The family included the Duchess of Polignac, a courtier of Marie-Antoinette, as well as Cardinal de Polignac, the French ambassador to Poland and Rome, and Prince Jules de Polignac, a minister of King Charles X.
The site is a delight for the eyes from the outside, and from inside provides a unique unique over the region.
Wide range of events on site.
Don’t forget to buy your token at the ticket office on Place Princesse de Polignac.
For more information on the Fortress, please ask at the ticket office on Place Princesse de Polignac. The Fortress also has its own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts!

Languages spoken

  • Italian
  • English
  • French


Adult: 6 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Group adults: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Modes de paiement

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Bank/credit card
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Credit transfer


From 12/02 to 31/03/2024, daily between 10 am and 5 pm.

From 01/04 to 30/06/2024, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024, daily between 9.30 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 26/10/2024, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 27/10 to 11/11/2024, daily between 10 am and 5 pm.