Rochechouart Castle



Constructed on a rocky promontory, this 13th and 15th century fortress was renovated in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Renaissance courtyard is bordered with an arched gallery and spiral columns. Inside the castle, you can see rare examples of 16th century frescoes. The first one depicts hunting scenes, and the second depicts certain episodes in the life of Heracles. Today, the castle houses the Departmental Museum of Contemporary Art.

Open from 1st March - 30th September : Every day except Tuesday from 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 6.00pm
Open from 1st October - 15th December : Every day except Tuesday from 10.00am - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 5.00pm
Entrance fees: Standard - 4.60€; reduced - 3€; under 18s - free
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month (except July and August with a guided tour at 3.30pm
Guided tours for groups by reservation on 00 33 (0)5 55 03 77 77

Disabled accessibility

Open all day
Open all year
Closed weekly on
    Tuesday midday
    Tuesday evening
Ouvert - Covid 19
    Oui partiellement
Informations Covid 19 : ATTENTION Depuis le 16 mai le musée a ré-ouvert ses portes. Les expositions Tout doit disparaitre de Joëlle de La Casinière et La pleine lune dort la nuit sont accessibles au public. Pour connaitre nos conditions d’accès, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter ou à vous reporter à notre site internet. ATTENTION depuis la réouverture du musée le 16 mai les horaires sont du lundi au vendredi de 13h30 à 18h00 et le samedi et dimanche 10h00 à 12h30 et 13h30 à 18h00
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Practical information


  • Carpark
    • Yes :
    • Nearby :
    • Coaches :
    • Free parking :

Language Welcome : English

Services & equipment


  • Carpark nearby
  • Coaches
  • Free parking
  • Yes
  • Yes

Opening hours & prices

Opening hours

    from 25 may 2022 to 01 january 2100

: Tuesday midday, Tuesday evening

Prices & payment

  • No entrance fee

Means of payment

Credit card - Cheque - Cash

Location & access

Rochechouart Castle

  • 2, Place du château
  • lat. 45.821892 - lon. 0.819683