On the ground floor, the grand salon and main reception room of the castle has a ceiling ‘à la Française’, a Renaissance-style fireplace and a magnificent herringbone parquet floor in oak, pine and cherry wood, while the small salon has Périgord furniture from the 17th century. Other rooms are devoted to traditional trades and crafts linked to wine-growing and the wine trade, engravings and archives relating to the Wars of Religion
The 1st floor has the dining room of the tragedian actor Mounet-Sully (1841-1916), engravings by the German painter and engraver Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), original etchings and drawings by the Périgord cartoonist Sem (1863-1934). The largest room on the first floor is regularly used for exhibitions by contemporary artists and the room known as the Bedchamber of the Viscountess has some fine 16th and 17th century furniture.
In the wine cellars, a wall of 6,000 bottles of golden Monbazillac illustrates the region’s glorious past. The 16th century, vaulted kitchens have a rammed earth floor, fireplaces, bread oven, well, sink, fruit store and 18th and 19th century kitchen utensils typical of south-west France. The wine museum has objects and tools used in wine-growing and a permanent exhibition of 9 information boards recounting the history of wine, the farming calendar and the history of Cave de Monbazillac, the firm that owns the property.
You are free to visit the different rooms of the castle. Guided tours are available in July and August. Free wine tasting session at the end of the visit. Walk around the estate. Vineyard tour. Free shady car park, food outlet and shops.
Dordogne is reputed to have 1,001 châteaux or castles including Château de Castelnaud, Château de Beynac, Château de Hautefort and Château de Biron."+