rousse A medieval fortress set in a huge park wooded with Mediterranean species. The château houses a magnificent Renaissance internal courtyard. Situated in prestigious vineyards, the place is dedicated to history and to the wine-growing/wine-making legacy of the area.
Built on a rocky headland, the medieval fortress of Suze-la-Rousse is a spectacular military construction protected by towers and walls. It was transformed in the 16th and in the 18th century into a great residence. To the austere exterior defences which strongly dominate the fortified village, are opposed the Renaissance façades of the grand courtyard, as well as the interior richness of the paintings, stuccos and decorative plasterwork of the drawing rooms.
The château, a Listed Building (Monument historique), stands within a warren, a vast wooded area where the walls of a dovecote, a chapel and a sixteenth-century real tennis court are still standing.
Purchased by the Drôme Department in 1965, the château has been the subject of an important project subtly hinged on the history of the site and the Drôme vine-growing and wine-making heritage. A new museum trail was inaugurated in 2013. The château is also home to cultural events, concerts and contemporary circus shows.
Since 1978, the site has been housing the Wine University, an internationally-known school which offers a wide choice of training courses in the vine and wine trades. More information available on www.universite-du-vin.com
- EN FAMILLE : demandez le programme des activités pour visiter ce château de façon ludique (jeu de piste...) ou consultez la page spéciale Familles (https://www.chateaux-ladrome.fr/fr/familles) avant chaque période de vacances scolaires notamment.
- Car park
- Room hire
- Holiday checks accepted
- Picnic area
- Exhibition space
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Private parking
- Educational visits
- Room hire
- Themed tour
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
- Spot photo
- Archeological digs
- Oenology, study of wines
- Paintings graphic arts
- Regional products
- Restaurants and wines
- Wine growing
- Compulsory health pass
- Home school groups
- Special rate for disabled people
- Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
- Special rate for jobseekers
- Cycle 3: college (6th)
- Cycle 1: nursery school
- Cycle 2: elementary School
- Cycle 4: middle School
- Maximum size of the group : 35
- Special group
- Family special
- Special solo
From 01/03 to 30/06/2022, daily.
From 01/07 to 31/08/2022, daily.
From 01/09 to 31/10/2022, daily.
From 01/11 to 31/12/2022, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on November 11th and December 25th.
Full price: 6 €
Reduced price: 4 €.
Payment method : Bank/credit card, Check, Chèques Vacances, Cash, Pass’Région
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