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Château et Tour de Michel de Montaigne

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Château de Montaigne
Lieu-dit Montaigne

05 53 58 63 93



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Visit of an exceptional site 20 min from Saint-Émilion



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!

Non-guided tour of the parc: €4 / pers.
Discover as you please the magnificent landscaped park of the Château de Montaigne.

Tour of the tower: €9,5 / 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 5 years old: free
5 to 12 years old: €5,5

Tour of the Chateau: €9,5 / 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. 

Price for children:
Less than 5 years old: free
5 to 12 years old: €5,50


Visit of the Castle and the Tower: 17€ / pers.
The visit of the Tower is an opportunity to evoke the path, the philosophy and the importance of the place in the life of the humanist Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), key figure of humanism and high figure of tolerance during the wars of religion. To complete your visit, you will discover the Château de la famille Magne. Finally, after a stroll in the gardens, take part in our wine tasting.

Children's rates:
Under 5 years old: free
5 / 12 years old: 11€


Group (+ 15 pers) :

14€ : Visit of the Tower and the Castle 

7,5€ : Visit of the Tower or the Castle 

Opening hours:

  • low season: 10:00 AM  to 5:30 PM
  • high season: 10:00 AM to  6:30 PM
  • in July and August: every day from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Opening days:

  • From 01/01/2023 to 31/04/2023, wednesday to sunday
  • From 01/05/2023 to 15/09/2023, everyday
  • From 16/09/2023, wednesday to sunday

Schedule for visits:

  • see on the website




Summer 2023 animations : 




Practical information
  • Reservation strongly recommended on +33 (0)5 53 58 63 93 or on www.chateau-montaigne.com

  • 45 min

  • 20 people in the tower - 30 in the Château

  • 9

  • 7

  • 5

  • 44°52'40.800"N 0°1'48.000"W // 44.878 0.03

  • French
  • English
means of payment
  • Credit cards accepted

  • "Chèques vacances" accepted

  • Chèque

  • Espèces

services & labels
  • Animals accepted

  • Garden

  • Car park

  • Internet access

  • Restaurant

  • Phone

  • Guided tour

  • Self-guided tour

  • On foot

  • With your own car

  • By coach

  • Vignobles et Découvertes
  • Agriculture biologique
  • Accueil vélo
  • Relais & Châteaux
  • Destination Vignobles
  • Vigneron Indépendant


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