It was during a stay in a wooden cabin in a tree that we took some time to take a walk to the Château de Cazeneuve. And it is not so much for the castle that we went there, as for the magnificent park and … the cave of Queen Margot.
The large park of the Château de Cazeneuve is classified Natura 2000 / Historic monument. Wooded, as large as 40 hectares, it has gardens designed in the English style, hundred-year-old trees and will lead you in the footsteps of Queen Margot, along the Ciron gorges, and to her cave. We are also very fond of the bamboo forest. This bamboo grove was planted at the end of the 19th century: bamboos can measure up to 18 meters high!
As for Queen Margot’s cave, you get there after a small path which represents a real adventure and during summer … you can easily put your feet in the water! So fresh!
Good to know
Good to know
Even if you don’t visit the Château de Cazeneuve, you can go to the park for free.
The princess loved
She loved imagining herself as a princess in this little cave far from it all, but also looking for pretty pebbles in the clear water.
The ups for kids
Your kids are over 8 years old
You can offer them a visit to the castle. It will lead you in particular to the bakery (castle shop), the prison, the large medieval cellars where prestigious Bordeaux wines age and which house an exhibition of ancient crystal and glass beads, as well as the treasures found within the walls.
But, in our opinion, visiting the park is much more pleasant for kids than that of the castle.
Your kids are less than 8 years old
Forget the visit that will probably be too boring and go through the bamboos and near the river, you will have a lot more fun!
Guided tour of the castle + free visit of the park:
Adults: € 11.50; Children (5 to 12 years old): € 7; Students: € 10.50
Château de Cazeneuve, Préchac, France
From June 1 to September 30: every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (departure of the last visit 5:15 p.m.)
From Easter to All Saints’ Day: every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (departure of the last visit 5:15 p.m.).