The castle’s six hectare park allows our 70 birds of prey to live in peaceful harmony amongst the surrounding stone and nature of the valley. Our falconers Patrick and Steve are delighted to present in an exciting and educational demonstration « their birds », a dozen diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey, (we promise, you will not be the prey!).
Nevertheless, for your own safety, please do not try to interact with the birds. Each demonstration creates superb photographic opportunities. In addition to the daily demonstrations, you can visit our birds individually as you wander around the gardens. The Birds of Prey demonstrations are set in the square on the north side of the castle in front of the Renaissance facade of the building overlooking the Dordogne Valley.
The time indicated is when the demonstration begins so please arrive before this (in summer, plan to arrive at the ticket booth at least 30 minutes before the starting time).
April : 3.30pm
April (weekends and holidays) : 3pm, 4.30pm (a show at 11.15am in addition to 10/04 to 30/04)
May, June, September: 11.15am, 3pm, 4.30pm
July & August: 11am, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm
October: 11.15am, 3.30pm
November 1-13: 3pm
Please note: the bird demonstration will be cancelled due to any adverse weather conditions. During the summer months the square is in full sun, therefore we ask you to dress accordingly.