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.

Description

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!

Multiledia

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Themes

  • Historic patrimony
  • Fortified castle
  • Keep
  • Tower

Prices

Full price: 5 €
Reduced price: 3.50 €
Adult: 5 €
Teenager: 3.50 €
Child : 3.50 €
Student: 3.50 €
Job seeker: 3.50 €
Disabled: 3.50 €
Group adults: 3.50 €
Group children : 3.50 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers.
Child entry valid for 6 - 18 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Opening

From 10/02 to 31/03/2020, daily between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.

From 01/04 to 30/06/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2020, daily between 9.30 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 24/10/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

From 25/10 to 15/11/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.