Bourbon-l’Archambault: historic heart of Bourbonnais.
Built on the rock that dominates the city, the Château de Bourbon offers striking remains, the splendor and style of which are representative of royal architecture at the end of the 13th century. The first fortified castle of the Lords of Bourbon then became the symbol of their power.
Still considered today as the family home of all the Bourbons, it saw the birth of the youngest Capetian dynasty.
Three sites and several tour options offer you, alone, with family or friends, to explore a page of French history and to discover an emblematic site of Bourbonnais.
Listed as a Historic Monument since 1862
Open from May 19 to November 6, 2021
Weekly closing on Monday (+ Sunday in low season, except exceptional opening *)
Low season from February 9 to April 10, from May 11 to July 3 and from August 31 to November 6.
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Free visit of the castle; Guided tour of the castle at 2:30 p.m.
High season from April 13 to May 8 and from July 6 to August 29.
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Free visit of the castle; Guided tour of the castle at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sundays and holidays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (low season) or 7:00 p.m. (high season).
Free tour ; Guided tour of the castle at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
* Exceptional opening: Easter, May 8, May 13 and 16 (Ascension), Pentecost, All Saints.
03160 BOURBON L'ARCHAMBAULT
longitude : 3.05832