Two stories, two periods… A château with a double life.
This grandiose Château was begun in 1599 for the Duc d’Épernon, a favourite of Henri III, and was used as a women’s prison between 1820 and 1852. Today, it retains aspects of its fabulous 17th century décor (monumental fireplaces, painted ceilings) as well as signs of the harsh reality of its life as a house of detention for over 130 years.
> Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet
Duration : 1h
> Guided tour in French
Booking for groups : 10 days
11 a.m, 2.30 p.m, 4 p.m
> Theme tour
Cadillac Castle - Jail : Saturday, 11 a.m / Cadillac and the Beautiful 18th century : Sunday, 11 a.m
> Permanent exhibition Château ducal et château prison
> Cultural events throughout the year, according to the program
From Bordeaux or Toulouse A62, exit n°2, ""Podensac"", Cerons-Cadillac by D11 From Bordeaux-Pont de Pierre rive droite D10, Cadillac