The Dordogne Sights



Château de Biron

Château de Biron Review

Stop in Biron to see its massive hilltop castle, the highlights of which include a keep, square tower, and chapel, dating from the Renaissance, and monumental staircases. In addition to the period apartments and the kitchen, with its huge stone-slab floor, there's a gigantic dungeon, complete with a collection of scarifying torture instruments. The classical buildings were completed in 1760. The Gontaut-Biron family—whose ancestors invented great typefaces centuries ago—has lived here for 14 generations.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Biron, 24540 | Map It
  • Phone: 05–53–05–65–65
  • Cost: €7
  • Hours: Feb. 11.–Apr. 7, Tues.–Sun. 10–5; Apr. 8–July 7 and Sept.–Nov. 7, daily 10–6; July 8 –Aug., daily 10–7; Nov. 8–Dec., Tues.–Sun. 10–5. Closed Jan.–mid-Feb.
  • Location: Biron
Updated: 03-04-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


View more trip reports

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories