Visit of an exceptional site 20 min from Saint-Émilion
A majestic site awaits you less than 20 km from Saint-Émilion, in the direction of Bergerac: the Chateau and Tour of Montaigne.
In 1572, Montaigne retired to his tower to spend the rest of his life concentrating on his "Essays." A great humanist work of the 16th century, Montaigne is a great figure of tolerance and open-mindedness in a context of religious wars ravaging France.
This historical land does not stop only with the character. The Montaigne lands are also viticultural. 20 hectares surround the estate and gets the name "Château Michel de Montaigne".
Take advantage of your visit to discover the rich history of the estate thanks to guided tours and end with a wine tasting!
Tour of the parc: 5€ / pers. and 3€ / child
Discover as you please the magnificent landscaped park of the Château de Montaigne.
Tour of the tower: 9€ / pers. (by appointment)
A listed monument of the 14th century, the Tower of Montaigne allows to retrace the life of the philosopher Michel de Montaigne through the 3 floors of the Tower: his chapel, his room where he will end his days and his famous bookstore where one can still observe The Greek and Latin maxims and phrases inscribed on the beams.
Less than 10 years old: free
Tour of the Chateau : 9€ / pers. (by appointment)
There is a castle, from the 19th century, it is now the private residence of the owners since 1860, hence its architecture very different from the tower. It can be visited by reservation.
|Tarifs enfants :
Moins de 10 ans : gratuit
10 / 15 ans : 6€
Etudiants : 6€ (pour les lycéens et étudiants avec carte)
Pack Découverte - 16€ / pers. (by appointment)
Guided tour of the Tour de Montaigne monument Historic listed building from the 14th century and the private castle from the 19th century.
Only for you: A dedicated ambassador guide for visits.
Duration : 1h15
Pack Curieux - 20€ / pers.(by appointment)
Guided tour of the Tour de Montaigne and the private castle of the 19th century followed by a tasting of 3 wines from the estate in the Château's dining room!
Duration : 1h30
Pack Gourmand - 70€ / pers. (4 people minimum - by appointment)
Guided tour of the Tower of Montaigne and the Private Castle of the 19th.
To accompany the tasting of 3 wines of the domain, you will appreciate the formula Lunch of the lunch or cocktail dinatoire of the evening in our Prestigious Castle.
Plates of local products carefully prepared by our chef.
Only for you: A dedicated ambassador guide for visits and tasting.
Duration : 2h00
Open in January only with an appointment. During the summer : opened all days.
Booking at Château de Montaigne:
Lieu-dit Montaigne - 24230 Saint-Michel de Montaigne
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 58 63 93
05 53 58 63 93
8€ (Tower) / 3€ (Park) / 6€ (Castle for min 20 people)
6€ (children from 10 to 15 years, students)
Free under 10 years old
44°52'40.800"N 0°1'48.000"W // 44.878 0.03
Months during which visitors are welcome