Château de Balzac

Hermitage of the famous Charente writer Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac...

Built on the banks of the Charente, the Château de Balzac located 8 km north of Angoulême is listed ISMH (XNUMXth, XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries) and labeled Maison des Illustres.

The castle is the former hermitage of the famous Charente writer Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, academician and restorer of the French language in the XNUMXth century. Marie de Médicis, Richelieu and the Duke of Epernon stayed there.

This castle received the 1st National Prize for Old French Houses, the National Prize for Parks and Gardens of France and the Maison des Illustres label.
2020 "Restoration aid" prize from the Mérimée Foundation.

To see: old XNUMXth century chapel - kitchen - gallery - lounges - XNUMXth century frescoes - small museum - prehistoric objects from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries found on site - important rural heritage.


  • Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 60 min
  • Groups of 20 to 60 people welcome.


  • School groups welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Business / incentive groups welcome
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Group visits services

  • Guided group tours on request


From 12/07 to 20/08/2023, every day.
Outdoors open from 12 p.m. to 18 p.m., guided tours at 17 p.m.

From 16/09 to 17/09/2023, every Saturday and Sunday.
European Heritage Days: guided tours at 11 a.m., 15 p.m. and 16 p.m.




maximum € 10


maximum € 8


maximum € 8


maximum € 5

Payment options

  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Parking lot
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking lot
  • Free parking
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  • Guided tours
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Reduced mobility

Adapted tourism

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance

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