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Ground floor, 3 themes: 17th century furniture, Protestantism, ancient crafts

The Grand Salon, the ceremonial room of the Château, has a French-style beamed ceiling, a Renaissance fireplace and a magnificent herringbone parquet floor in oak, cherry wood and pine.  The Little Salon has Perigourdine furniture from the 17th century.  Also, in various rooms: the old crafts associated with vine-growing and the wine business, and engravings and documents relating to the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants, when the lords of Monbazillac offered protection to Protestant meetings.

The first floor pays homage to artists

During the course of your visit you will see the dining room of the actor Mounet-Sully (1841-1916), engravings by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), the German painter and engraver, prints and original drawings by the Perigourdine caricaturist SEM (1863-1934).  The largest room on this floor regularly features exhibitions by contemporary artists. Furniture from the 16th and 17th centuries in the room known as the Vicomtesse’s Bedroom is not to be missed. 

Discover the world of wine in the cellars 

A wall of 6,000 bottles of Monbazillac in golden yellow colours, the “Dutch Brands” display which testifies to the glorious past of this region. The 16th century vaulted kitchens, their fireplaces, bread ovens, wells, sinks, fruit gardens and 18th and 19th century kitchen utensils. Note the earth floor. The wine museum, with objects and tools for vine-growing and a permanent educational exhibition: 9 panels showing the history of vines, the Monbazillac vineyard, its prestigious appellation, the winegrowing calendar and the history of the Monbazillac cooperative, owner of the site.

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