The Château de Bonaguil is a listed castle on the border between Périgord and Quercy, just an hour from Agen.
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Château de Bonaguil between Périgord and Quercy
Its name « Bonne Aiguille (good rocky crag) » describes its defensive position on a steep limestone rock, the perfect place for a fortress. A major site in Aquitaine, Bonaguil is a model fortress built for the age of cannon artillery. Its architecture and its proportions show the development of military architecture from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Vauban era.
The castle visit is a journey back to the age of knights with keeps, towers, drawbridge and ditches. Children can discover the Middle Ages through a range of activities : Medieval Wednesdays, craft workshops, treasure hunts, evening costumed tours. The Festival de Théâtre has been held every summer in the castle ditches since 1962 with a programme of everything from comedy to tragedy.
Château de Bonaguil can be visited by individuals, groups and school parties.
In 1975, a small part of the film Le Vieux Fusil by Robert Enrico was shot in the labyrinth of underground passages beneath the castle.
Around the Château de Bonaguil – riverside and hilltop villages