Between Italian villa and French castle, this architectural gem is famous for its alchemical gallery and its islands with their gardens and labyrinth.

He was the host of François I, Ronsard, Louis XIII, and later the painter Dali. Interior visits, exhibitions, horse museum; "cabinet of wonders"; treasure hunt.

Jewel of the XVI Renaissance, the domain of Dampierre nestles in the Val de Boutonne, the castle is an architectural jewel with its gallery carved with mysterious alchemical decoration.
It is at the heart of a meander of small enchanted islands where French-style flowerbeds unfold, a maze of boxwood, flowering poplar and a small wood. It was the host of prestigious visitors, François I to Louis XIII, and later the painter Dali. The estate was the scene of a life of games, science and pleasure that the fun course of the visit invites you to relive. Possibilities of guided tours of the interiors, children's trail, art exhibitions in the orangery and the Grand Comble, horse and equestrian art museum in the old stables; "cabinet of wonders" in the high tower; space dedicated to the artist Salvador Dali; cultural and fun ecological walk in the gardens to discover nature and real or fantastic animals.

  • Coach parking

    Show room



  • Prices

    Adult: from 6 to 10 € (Depending on the formula chosen)
    Child: from 3 to 10 € (Depending on the formula chosen and up to 16 years old)
    Adult group: from €8 (from 10 people).
    Free for less than 4 years.
    Half-price for persons with reduced mobility, students and job seekers.

    Method(s) of payment accepted

    Cheque Bank / credit card Cash Online payment Vacation check


    From 05/09 to 11/11/2023
    Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
    From 12/11 to 17/12/2023
    Open Sunday from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.

    Pet Friendly


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