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The Château

Lying about 15 miles from Bordeaux on the way to Saint-Emilion The Château de Vayres, set in listed ground of outstanding beauty, the Dordogne flowing by, is one of the most prestigious historic buildings of the Aquitaine.
Since the medieval ages the Vayres Estate belonged to the great Albret family, kings of Navarre (1300 to 1580). Then the estate is inherited by Henri IV, king of France, the most famous of this family.

The medieval castle was renovated during the renaissance period and around 1690.
Formal gardens and medieval gardens.

Un entertaining game

What an era! This is the time of knights and castles, lords and their vassals, peasants and the first cities, churches and cathedrals…
For children (under 7 years of age – over 7 years) and adults an instructive and entertaining game through the gardens and the old farm. Duration one hour.

What’s on ?

Candlelight Evenings on  23/7 – 6/8 – 17/9.

USEFUL INFORMATIONS

Opening Times and Days

The Estate is open for individuals from Easter to All Saints Days.

From Easter to 30 June : On Sundays and bank holidays

  • Opening times 2 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Guided tours at 3pm – 4pm – 5pm.

From 1 July to 31 August : Every afternoon

  • Opening times 2 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Guided tours at 3pm – 4pm – 5pm.

From 1 September to 10 September : Every afternoon

  • Opening times 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Guided tours at 3pm and 4pm .

From 11 September to 1st November : On Sundays and bank holidays

  • Opening times 2 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Guided tours at 3pm – 4pm – 5pm.

Groups : The castle is open every day by reservation only.

Prices

Guided tour + Game in the gardens

Adults : 12 €
from 5 to 15 years old : 9.50 €

How to come

Located about fifteen kilometres from Bordeaux on the way to St Emilion, Vayres can be easily reached by car.

Take the RN89 motorway, then follow signs to Libourne.
The nearest motorway exit to the Château is Exit No.7 signposted to Vayres village.