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Château de Suze-la-Rousse
Loïc Julien
Historic site and monument

Château de Suze-la-Rousse

Château de Suze-la-Rousse
Le Village26790 Suze-la-Rousse

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

Please note

  • EN FAMILLE : demandez le programme des activités pour visiter ce château de façon ludique (jeu de piste...) ou consultez la page spéciale Familles ( avant chaque période de vacances scolaires notamment.

Our services

  • Car park
  • Room hire
  • Holiday checks accepted

Further information

  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
  • Free car park
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  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours
  • Spot photo
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  • Archeological digs
  • Ceramics
  • Gastronomy
  • Oenology, study of wines
  • Paintings graphic arts
  • Architecture
  • Regional products
  • Restaurants and wines
  • Wine growing
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Type of clientele
  • Children
  • Groups
  • Home school groups
  • Students
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Cycle 1: nursery school
  • Cycle 2: elementary School
  • Cycle 4: middle School
  • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
  • Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • Compulsory health pass
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Customer base
  • Maximum size of the group : 35
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Spoken languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
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And especially
  • Special group
  • Family special
  • Special solo
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From 04/02 to 28/02/2023, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 pm and 5 pm.

From 01/03 to 30/06/2023
Opening hours between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2023
Opening hours between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10/2023
Opening hours between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/11 to 31/12/2023, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on November 11th and December 25th.


Visite libre : 6 € plein tarif – 4 € tarif réduit*
Visite guidée (durée 1h15) : 8 € plein tarif – 6 € tarif réduit*

Gratuit (sur présentation d’un justificatif) : moins de 12 ans, personne en situation de handicap, carte de guide-conférencier, carte Ambassadeur Clef des châteaux...
* Tarif réduit (sur présentation d’un justificatif en cours de validité) : 12-17 ans, étudiants de moins de 25 ans, demandeurs d’emploi, bénéficiaires du RSA ou de l'allocation AAH.

Visiter les Châteaux de la Drôme :
- Billet 2 châteaux : 13 € (Grignan et/ou Suze-la-Rousse et/ou Montélimar)
- Billet 3 châteaux : 18 € (Grignan, Suze-la-Rousse, Montélimar)
Valable 1 mois à compter de la date d’achat.

> Carte Ambassadeur Clef des Châteaux : 20 €
Accès gratuit et illimité pour des visites libres et guidées dans les châteaux de Grignan, Suze-la-Rousse et Montélimar ; tarifs préférentiels pour les événements ; gratuité pour les terrasses de Grignan et tarif réduit pour les visites accordés à 5 accompagnants à chaque visite ; avantages VIP (visites insolites, avant-premières..). Nominative, valable un an à compter de la date d’achat.

Payment method : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash, Pass’Région

Updated on 25/03/2022
Through Office de Tourisme Drôme Sud Provence
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