Different ways to visit Hautefort
Self-guided visit of the castle, gardens and park
The domaine of Hautefort consists of a classic furnished chateau, a French garden and a 30-hectare park.
The visit is self-guided for individual visitors.
In order to prepare for the visit and organize the process, brochures translated into several languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch and Polish) are available at the ticket office.
An audiovisual documentary on the history of the castle and its owners throughout the years is visible in a video-projection room on the ground floor of the castle.
To add amusement while discovering the castle, a special brochure is offered to children to enable them to explore the castle like a detective. There are puzzles to solve and games to play which illuminate the history of Hautefort, with a gift at the end of the visit …
“La nuit, au château…”
Night visit Wednesdays, in July and August.
Go off to explore the castle, at nightfall, in the company of Catherine de Hautefort, marquess Jacques François’s sister in 17th century. An unusual visit for all the family…
We offer creative workshops, providing a fun environment where younger members of the public come to learn about the history and significance of the castle. Using art materials, they produce highly imaginative and original creations. These creative workshops are supervised by the artist, Danièle Godart (La petite pause créa éditions).
At the end of the workshop, each child leaves with his or her work and gifts.
From 6 years old.
Wednesdays in summer. From 2.30pm to 6.00am.
No additional charge. No booking.
The gardener’s workshop
The cuttings workshop offers the opportunity to discover the profession of gardener, to know the plants and flowers of the castle, to understand the cycle of plants, to prepare, handle, sift, repot, and to leave with a boxwood from the nursery of the estate, to see it grow!
From 3 years old.
Mondays in summer, 11am.
No booking. Supplement 3€
Interactive tour of a movie set
Discover a real movie set, installed in the Château for making a film…
Learn to be a director or a cameraman, filming in the bedroom of King Louis XIV !
The exhibition « 50 years of Cinema at Hautefort » tells the story of the most important movies filmed at the Château, for all lovers of the 7th art…