Rendez-vous at the Château of Villeneuve-Lembron
Exceptional painted decors
(The monument is closed. Reopening in 2016)
The first lord of the Château of Villeneuve-Lembron (Auvergne), Rigaud d’Aureille, served four kings of France: Louis XI, Charles VIII, Louis XII and François I. He played a leading role in the Italian wars of 1494 and went on to serve as ambassador at several different European courts. His Château is famous for its painted interior which narrates his life and features a wealth of imaginary medieval scenes. His descendants added mythological themes and decorations during the Renaissance.
The Château of Villeneuve-Lembron has conserved the original furniture from the age of Rigaud d’Aureille and a superb collection of Aubusson tapestries relating the life of Alexander the Great.
The garden and the stables are
open (free entrance).
and ground floor with assistance
tour: French, English
Free entrance to the garden and stables
available in park
for coaches 20 m
Saint-Flour -18 km south-west of Issoire
or Saint-Flour: A75, exit 17, towards Saint-Germain-Lembron,
then D48 and D125 to Villeneuve-Lembron
Château de Villeneuve-Lembron