The mediaeval fortress of Châlucet is one of the major heritage sites of the Limousin built on the summit and slopes of a rocky outcrop. Two fortifications: lower Châlucet is the oldest (12th – 16th century) with the famous "Jeannette Tower" and higher Châlucet (13th century) both a military establishment and a luxurious residence; dismantled by the Consuls of Limoges at the end of the 16th century; one of the most beautiful ruins in France; excavations and consolidation work in progress.
Châlucet Adventure, the game
Discover Châlucet through a game of riddles on your smart phone or tablet. Set off with the 'archeonaut' Céleste Desfonaine's team on an epic virtual adventure steeped in history of this mediaeval fortress.
Ligoure nature site
Châlucet fortress and the adjacent park of Ligoure are of great landscape, botanical and ornithological interest. The 40-hectare, forested park of the Ligoure estate is situated at the confluence of the River Ligoure and the Gabie stream near the town of Saint-Jean-Ligoure. It's part of a larger, 400-hectare estate created by Frédéric Le Play in the second half of the 19th century.
The Ligoure forest interpretation trail: a pedagogical resource
The educational panels, set up along the whole trail, describe the historical, patrimonial and natural wealth of the places: each of the 10 stations that make up the trail are an opportunity to learn about the notable points of the site with clear and illustrated information.
Download the brochure presenting the Ligoure forest
Château de Châlucet welcome house
87260 SAINT JEAN LIGOURE
Tel: 05 55 00 96 55
Opening times of the welcome house:
- from 30 March to 28 June and 31 August to 1st November: from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
- from 29 June to 30 August: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
Free un-guided visit.
Guided visits are organised:
- from 30 March to 28 June and 31 August to 1st November included, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (last visit at 4:30 PM),
- from 29 June to 30 August: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM without interruption (last visit at 4:30 PM).
Visits for individuals without appointment. Appointments required for groups of 10 people or more. It is strongly advised to phone 05 55 00 96 55 to ensure that a guide is available.
Commented visit and virtual visit:
- Full price: €5
- Group price (10 people or more): €3
- Children under 12: free (except for group visits)
- RSA claimants: free
- Students: €2