Rendez-vous at the Château of Villeneuve-Lembron

  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux

Rendez-vous at the Château of Villeneuve-Lembron Château de Villeneuve-Lembron 63340 Villeneuve-Lembron fr

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).

Practical information

  • Courtyard
    and ground floor with assistance
  • Guided
    tour: French, English

Free entrance to the garden and stables

Facilities

  • Seating
    available in park
  • Gift
    shop
  • Parking
    for coaches 20 m

Access

  • Main
    road Clermont-Ferrand/
    Saint-Flour -18 km south-west of Issoire

  • From
    Clermont-Ferrand
    or Saint-Flour: A75, exit 17, towards Saint-Germain-Lembron,
    then D48 and D125 to Villeneuve-Lembron

Address

Château de Villeneuve-Lembron
63340 Villeneuve-Lembron

Point of interest