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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. Exceptional tapestry collection and period furniture.
Formal gardens and medieval gardens.

Un entertaining game

Download the free App : « Anne Mésia’s Quest » (Apple Store / Google Play)
Search then download the quest « Anne Mésia at Vayres castle »

What’s on 

« Halloween » 2024 : On 26/10 and 27/10.



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
  • From 1 July to 31 August: Every afternoon (open from 2pm, last visit at 5pm)
  • From 1 September to 1st november

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



Guided tour + Game in the gardens

Adults : 13 €
from 5 to 14 years old : 10 €

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.