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Jumilhac Castle

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Jumillac Castle situated in the village of Jumilhac le Grand near the head of the river Isle was in the first centuries of the second millennium a fortress on the line of defense of the Counts of Limoges. The castle was remodeled in the 15th, 16th and the 17th century.
The dominant architectural style is the Gothic one but with some Renaissance style influences. The most striking part of the castle is its slate roof studded with different shapes watch towers and turrets, the middle one topped by a "Marquess hat" shaped cupola.
The castle preserves in the beautifully paneled reception hall one of the few wooden fireplaces that still exists in France. According to one legend, in the early years of the 17th century the owner of the castle Antoine Chapelle being jelous of his wife Louise of Hautefort kept her locked during many years in the room that is now called "Chambre de la Fileuse"(The weaver's room!), a room covered in naive drawings maybe describing the unhappy woman's life.
The castle is now the property of the famous La Tour du Pin family.

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Address:24630 Jumilhac Le Grand, Dordogne
Visiting Hours: June 1st - Sept 30th : every day from 10 am to 7 pm, and on Tuesdays from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm (+ on Thursdays in July and August). October 1st to May 31st : every day from 2 pm to 6 pm.


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