Castle and Tower Michel de Montaigne



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The Tour de Montaigne, a listed XNUMXth century historical monument is a major place of pilgrimage, because it is here, at the gates of Bergerac and Saint-Émilion, in Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne, that Montaigne spent "most of the day. of his life and most of the hours of the day ”to meditate, think and write his Essays.
During visits to the Tower and the Castle, the life of this great man is evoked, as well as his work and his philosophy over the different rooms of his Tower. You can also visit the park.
Château de Montaigne is also a vineyard where you can come and taste the wines in the shop.
Different packs to discover the castle in all its forms are also offered, with the possibility of catering on site in groups or individually.

Ranking & labels

  • Listed historical sites and monuments
  • Listed historic sites and monuments
  • Garden protected as Historic Monuments
  • Illustrious Houses

To discover


Chateau Michel de Montaigne



Open all year (except January)
From Wednesday to Sunday: guided tours of the tower and/or the castle:
- 10:30 a.m.: tower and castle
- 11:30 a.m.: castle
- 14 p.m.: tower
- 15 p.m.: tower and castle
- 16 p.m.: castle
- 17 p.m.: tower

Open all public holidays (except 25/12 and 01/01) - Visits by reservation
More information on opening hours (

Open from May 01, 2023 to September 15, 2023
Monday 10:00 to 18:30
Tuesday 10:00 to 18:30
Wednesday 10:00 to 18:30
Thursday 10:00 to 18:30
Friday 10:00 to 18:30
Saturday 10:00 to 18:30
Sunday 10:00 to 18:30

Opening from September 16, 2023 to December 31, 2023
Wednesday 10:00 to 17:30
Thursday 10:00 to 17:30
Friday 10:00 to 17:30
Saturday 10:00 to 17:30
Sunday 10:00 to 17:30


Full price €17 Tower and Castle
Group rate €14 more than 15 people
Child rate €11 Tower and Castle (5 to 12 years old)
Reduced price €15 Tour et Château job seekers, students
Full price €9,50 Tower or Castle
Child rate €5,50 Tower or Castle (5 to 12 years old)
Full price €4 Access to the park
Group rate €7 more than 15 people

Payment method

  • Payment cards
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer



  • Accessible by stroller
  • Picnic area.
  • Coach parking
  • Screening Room
  • Meeting room (s)


  • Shop
  • Online Shop
  • Playground
  • Wi-Fi

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