The Château sits on a rocky promontory, an outstanding site overlooking the Graine and Vayres valleys. Most of the buildings date back to the 15th Century, with the inner courtyard and its elegant Renaissance gallery. The oldest part, made up of the defensive structure at the entrance and the keep, dates back to the 13th Century. During the French Revolution the Château was pillaged and its furniture and archives dispersed. The Haute-Vienne Department bought the Château from the Rochechouart family in 1836. The building was restored and rehabilitated in several phases. In 1985, the Departmental Council decided to set up a museum of contemporary art in the Château.
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The Museum is in the centre of Rochechouart, 45km from Limoges and 60km from Angoulême.. 45km from and 60km from Angoulême.
Individual prices :
- Full price : 4,60 €
- Reduced price : 3.00 €
- Free for the under-18s and on the 1st Sunday in March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Guided tour for adults (groups of 10 or more people) : 3,00 € per person
Prices for school pupils :
- 2,30 € (Haute-Vienne) - 3 € (outside the department)