A Visit to the Cadillac Palace (Château de Cadillac)

I had a short visit to Bordeaux not so long ago and good thing I carried my Educational Pass. The pass gives me free access to a long list of historic sites, palaces, and museums including The Louvre – just to mention a few. You can easily get it if you are a language assistant – there are also many discounts for students too.

The palace I decided to visit is called Cadillac aka Chateau de Cadillac. It is believed to have been built between 1599-1633 and is located 35km (about 21miles) southeast of Bordeaux.

How to access the Palace;

BY CAR
From Bordeaux or Toulouse A62, exitn°2, “Podensac”, Cerons-Cadillac byD11 // From Bordeaux-old bridge right bank D10, Cadillac
BY BUS
Line 501 / Transgironde (Bordeaux-Stalingrad <–> Langon), “Place des Capucins / Cadillac ” stop station 
BY TRAIN (gare)
From Bordeaux, stop station “Gare de Cerons”, then 2km on foot to join the château, via D11 (cross the Garonne river)

When to visit

Most French sites open is sessions, meaning visitations change depending on the season.

The last admission is 45minutes before closing time.

From 15th June to 27th September                                                        CLOSURE

10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 6 pm                                          1st January, 1st May and 25th December                                              

Open all days

From October to May

10 am – 12.30 am / 2 pm – 5.30 pm

Open all days except Mondays

The Garden

           

Charges

Adults 6€

FREE ACCESS
under 18 year olds
18-25 year old university students’
Disabled persons, unemployed

What to expect.

I liked the fact that the information pamphlet were in several languages – making it easy for tourists to follow through the visit.

There are still old letters and notes from as early as 1900s still intact. This place also served as women’s prison and there’s enough evidence and history inside to prove it.

 You walk round and see the prisons and the clothes which were worn then – not to forget the palace interior with the furniture and curtains still intact.

I won’t spoil the visit for you but my most intriguing parts was the small dark room that has a movie sort of enactment of how the palace used to be then.

Click the link below to watch the vlog; https://www.addikahbelinda.com/2022/04/08/chateaux-de-cadillac/

Enjoy your visit!

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3 Comments

  1. Meyrine September 15, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Good to have you back! Nice and helpful read 👏🏾👏🏾

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  2. Metrine September 15, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Good to have you back! Nice and helpful read 👏🏾👏🏾

    Reply

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