Historic site and monument

Château de Suze-la-Rousse

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A medieval fortress set in a huge wooded park planted 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 heritage 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

Le Village
26790 Suze-la-Rousse
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Direct, château de Suze la Rousse
  • 04 75 04 81 44
Opening times

All year round, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


Adult: 6 to 8 €
Group children: from 50 €
Set price group adults: from 100 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years, press, the drivers, disabled people.

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  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
  • Guided individual tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
  • Spot photo
Adapted tourism
  • Hearing disability
  • Visual disability
Payment method
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Chèques Culture
  • Pass’Région