Castle of Septème


The castle displays the power of the 24 families that have owned it for the past 800 years. For the last 250 years it has belonged to the same family. Septème provides a warm welcome to children and adults alike.


The name Septème recalls the presence in Roman times of a military milestone at mile seven (septem in Latin) on the road from Vienne to northern Italy. A the top of the hill are the ruins of the old castle (10th century).

In the 13th century, the House of Savoy created a powerful base for operations against the Dauphin and set up an impressive stronghold with over 1 km of ramparts.

Today the castle is famous for its impressive ramparts surrounding a park where peacocks roam free.

The castle rooms are also exceptionally well preserved and are a chance for visitors to imagine life in the Middle Ages, thanks to the fine collections of furniture and ornamental objects.

Opening period

From 13/04 to 29/09/2024
on Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French


  • In the country


  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Meeting room
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking


  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Restaurant
  • Guided tours
  • Ticketing in number
  • Ice cream parlour


Full price: 9.50 €
Reduced price: 7 €
Child: 6.50 €
Large family: 34 €
Group adults: from 7.50 €.

Free entry for children < 2 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.


  • Bank/credit card Bank/credit card
  • Carte JCB Carte JCB
  • Check Check
  • Cash Cash

Prestation d'activités

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Shows
  • Handicrafts workshops

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception

Type of clientele

  • Children
  • Groups
  • Home school groups
  • Welcome for business/incentive groups
  • Special rate for large families




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Useful information

351 Route des Remparts
38780 Septème
06 58 15 01 01 Website Contact by email
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