Dominate the Lot valley from the Château de Cénevières. Located between Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Cahors, this little gem clinging to the cliffs will reveal its secrets to you during a guided tour.

In the heart of the Lot valley, between Cajarc and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the Château de Cénevières dominates a vast meander of the Lot by more than 50 meters. Her strategic position and his Italian architecture make it a must in the former Midi-Pyrénées region.

Chateau Cenevieres

The Château de Cénevières: a place full of History

Perched on a balcony above the Lot in the heart of the Causses du Quercy regional natural park, the Château de Cénevières lived through the torments of history, including the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion.

Stronghold under the reign of Pepin the Short, the castle evolved considerably under the aegis of the powerful family of Gourdon. In the aftermath of the Italian wars, the building lost part of its defensive structure to become a Renaissance ceremonial castle.

A singular architecture

Having evolved over the centuries, the Château de Cénevières has more than one advantage to offer: a XNUMXth century dungeon century, a italian gallery, French ceilings, a chapel, large kitchens and forgotten. Surmounted by a loggia with Tuscan columns, mullioned windows and torchieres, its inner courtyard offers a exceptional panorama on the Lot valley.

All of this Renaissance style decorations houses luxurious interiors retaining an exceptional painted ceiling adorned with views of Constantinople and a curious alchemy room, the second most beautiful in France after that of Versailles, whose paintings are inspired by Ovid's "Metamorphoses".

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this place by contemplating tapestries, frescoes, old grimoires, period armor and paintings, all more interesting and intriguing than each other.


Do not miss :
the night visit to the Château de Cénevières

Owned by the De Braquilanges family, the Château de Cénevières today enjoys the love of its erudite and fascinating lords. From April to December, the latter do not hesitate to show their elegant residence themselves. For some years, costumed night tours complete the program: a must do on Wednesdays and Thursdays in summer!

Lit by candlelight, relive the evenings of yesteryear and share a snack at the end of the visit. Blend into the XNUMXth century decor by renting costumes, young and old alike will find what they are looking for. Don't forget your phones and your cameras to immortalize this immersion in time !

Chateau Cenevieres

Visit the castle of Cénevières

Opening hours from March 30 to June 16, 2024
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Guided tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 14:00 p.m., 15:30 p.m.
Self-guided visits from 10:00 a.m. with last departure at 11:20 a.m. then at 14:00 p.m. with last departure at 16:20 p.m.
Prices Min. Max.
Individual adult – Guided tour
10 € -
Adult group – adult group visit
8 € -
Individual adult self-guided tour – Adult self-guided tour
9 € -
Individual child guided tour – Child tour
5 € -
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area.
  • Service – Partly outside and partly covered
  • Access for disabled
  • Shop
Firm. Opens at 14:00 p.m.
688 Chemin du Château
46330 Cenevieres
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the owners of the Château de Cénevières?

The Braquilanges family owns the Château de Cénevières.

What to do around the Château de Cénevières?

You have many possibilities for visits and walks around the Château de Cénevières. We suggest :

How long does the visit last?

The guided tour of the castle lasts around 1h15 and the self-guided tour around 45min.

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