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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Hautefort
Insee code24210
AltitudeFrom 145 to 271 meters
Surface25.68 km²
Population1109 inhabitants
Density43 inhabitants/km²


National labelBoisseuilh at 5.3 km (9 min)
Chief townPérigueux (at 41 km, 45 min)Cherveix-Cubas at 5.4 km (8 min)
DepartmentDordogneBadefols-d'Ans at 6.9 km (9 min)
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Close to world famous tourist attractions (Lascaux. ..) Hautefort offers all the ingredients for a charming holiday in the Land of Man.

Visible from afar, the village of Hautefort has the most beautiful and most impressive castle style classic throughout the Perigord. Baron Maxence Damascus helped forge close links with the population. Each year he gave a feast in which all residents were invited and received wonderful gifts. Today this commitment continues to the castle and finds himself in local history.

During the revolution, the inhabitants of a neighboring municipality created a militia to come and destroy Hautefort the Hautefort, got wind of the plot, their melted bronze and copper to make weapons and oppose the project.

More recently, in 1968, after a fire ravaged part of the castle, the solidarity and generosity that was expressed towards the Baroness de Bastard showed again that the commitment Hautefort feels for his castle .

One of the peculiarities of Hautefort is its predisposition to see the birth and welcome people of culture, artists, poets and writers. Some places are experiencing a good period and then gradually fall back into anonymity. At Hautefort, history has never ceased to live.

Middle Ages to the present day, Bertran de Born in Eugene Roy, Hautefort continues every day to build its history!


  • Castle Hautefort:
  • The elegant silhouette of the castle Hautefort looming atop a plateau overlooking the valleys of Bauza and Heavy, two tributaries of Auvézère. In the 17th century, the medieval fortress becomes a house of pleasure. Gradually abandoning his defensive unit for the approval of a classical architecture, the new castle reflects the power of the lords of Hautefort.
  • The apartments, reception rooms, the chapel, the tower of Britain (the oldest castle) and the parks are open to visitors.
  • The classic castles are built usually on the plains to facilitate access to adjoining gardens. Here, visitors look out onto the embroidery box of French garden and enjoy the view over the surrounding countryside particularly well preserved. The English garden, designed by Count Choulot, one of the greatest landscape painters of the 19th century, offers particularly extensive and varied walks.
  • Hours of the ticket: March: 14h-18h (weekends and holidays). April and May: 10am to 12.30pm and from 14h to 18h. June: from 9:30 to 19h. July and August: from 9:30 to 19h. September: from 10 to 18. October: 14h-18h. From November 1 to 11: 14h-18h (weekends and holidays). Closed from 12 November to 28 February.
  • Former hospice Hautefort:
  • Former hospice Hautefort exudes a strength and a lofty image, in this village of Perigord Perigord Noir. Founded in 1669 by Jacques-Francois Marquis of Hautefort following a royal edict of Louis 14th in 1662 which advocated the creation of provincial areas of poor reception, it remains a rare type of the hospital foundation.
  • Since 1994, it houses a museum of medicine with one hand a historical part about living in this building (reconstruction of a sick room, exposed the political, economic and social aspects of 17th century .. .) and also a section on the history of medicine told through permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • If in the beginning, this remarkable building was a social purpose, he quickly became a venue for the sick. From 1747, the Sisters of Nevers, whose congregation had a great reputation in caring for the sick are called to officiate in the former hospital. They will remain until 1995 Hautefort. Soldiers of the First World War have been treated in this place.
  • Museum open daily in April, May and October from 10am to 12pm and from 14h to 18h, from June to September from 10 to 19. Opening in October, Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm.
  • Guided tours can visit free, visit conference.
  • For groups by appointment with the Office of Tourism +33 5 53 50 40 27.
  • Hobbies and activities:
  • Centre of relaxation and well-being: Spa with whirlpool, sauna and steam room, beauty salon, cardio-training, life-space-movement form (information on +33 5 53 51 98 87).
  • Walking.
  • Balloon (baptism of free flight balloon flights Castle Hautefort from 15 March to 15 November).
  • Paintball.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Hautefort
Leisure centresCastle Gardens of Jardins du château de Hautefort
MonumentsCastle of Hautefort


  • Explore the region through the proposed Family Hiking: 120 km of marked trails (you can learn and get the shots on IGN base map, the Tourism Office Hautefort to +33 5 53 50 40 27 ).
  • Canoeing, kayaking, climbing, caving, mountain biking Cherveix-Cubas.
  • Day at Walnut Nailhac in August.


Castle HautefortCastle Hautefort
Former hospice HautefortFormer hospice Hautefort
Museum of MedicineMuseum of Medicine
Church of St. AgnanChurch of St. Agnan
Pond CuckooPond Cuckoo
Coat of arms HautefortCoat of arms Hautefort



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French cuisine restaurantHôtellerie de Born
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Located 9.4 km from HautefortFrom 15 € to 30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Saint-Robert gite et chambres
Dining on the terrace with views over the valley, home cooking, in which local products have a special place, duck breast, duck confit, veal chop Limousin.
Located 11.8 km from HautefortFrom 20 € to 35 € per person 

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Farm with 3 bedroomsPrelaminon    
Beautiful renovated in 2004 with 3 large bedrooms 2 barn sleeps 6 located a kilometer qqls st robert (+ beautiful villages of France ) bordering the Dordogne (3 km)
Located 9.7 km from Hautefort60 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsChambres de la Truffière des Mérigots  
Far from the bustle of the tourist valleys, our home, located in a truffle converted to organic farming offers 5 comfortable rooms, tastefully decorated and personnalisée. Les charming...
Located 11.5 km from Hautefort70 € the double room 
Manor house with 6 bedroomsChateau La Barge     NEW
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Château La Barge is a unique destination for a wonderful holiday in France. The privilege of staying in an old castle 200 years, in an exceptional and quiet. In this place, Dordogne...
Located 12.8 km from Hautefort65 € the double room 

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House for 58 personsLa Chartreuse  
Near the Château de Hautefort the 'Chartreuse' is the ideal or find rest and relaxation place. This former rectory of the seventeenth century in the heart of the Dordogne, and the ideal...
Located in Hautefort 
House for 6 personsHouse for 6 persons  
Charming house in the Perigord. Enjoy the tranquility in the Périgord countryside, former bread oven restored. Bordered by a large pond on one side, and surrounded by lawns, your location,...
Located 4.1 km from HautefortFrom 300 € to 350 € per week 
House for 8 personsHouse for 8 persons
Furnished house fully equipped open kitchen seats 8 1 bedroom ground shoe bed 140.1 bathroom with shower has Italian 1 toilet separate laundry with washing machine tumble dryer iron...
Located 8.2 km from HautefortFrom 450 € to 600 € per week 

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30 places over 2 haLe Clupeau     SPECIAL OFFER
Quiet and family campsite, located in the heart of the Dordogne Périgord welcomes you in a green and shady setting on river. The Clupeau is ideal for many activities: hiking (120 unmarked...
Located 4.7 km from HautefortFrom 11.80 € to 14.30 € per day 
68 places over 5 haCamping Le verdoyant ***    
Just 10 minutes from Montignac and Lascaux Caves, 30 km from Sarlat is in a lovely park, quiet, facing the ponds you a pleasant stay. We welcome you in a mood, simple and warm. Our...
Located 16.2 km from HautefortFrom 12.50 € to 16.90 € per day 
35 places over 3 haCamping le Bois du Coderc (permanent)    
Family campsite in the heart of nature and at the center of Perigord, their charm, their attractions, tourist, cultural and gastronomic. This campsite, near Périgueux and its amenities,...
Located 22 km from HautefortFrom 13 € to 16.80 € per day 

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Au Périgord Noir - Hotel in HautefortAu Périgord Noir     
Situated 4 km from Hautefort Castle, Au Périgord Noir offers an outdoor, seasonal swimming pool and a breakfast room with a view of the castle. The rooms feature an LCD TV and free...
Located in HautefortRoom from 50 €
Le Pavillon de Saint-Agnan - Hotel in HautefortLe Pavillon de Saint-Agnan    
Le Pavillon de Saint-Agnan is an estate located in Dordogne and consisting of Château le Pavillon, an old restored farm house in which 5 cottages are situated in an 11-acre park with...
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Domaine d'Essendiéras - Hotel in HautefortDomaine d'Essendiéras    
This 19th-century château is set in a 400-hectare park with an outdoor swimming pool and a 9-hole golf course. You can enjoy boat trips on the private lake, and Périgueux is 40 km away....
Located 11.4 km from HautefortRoom from 70 €

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Relais de Moussidière
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