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.
From 15/04 to 23/04/2023, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.
From 24/04 to 02/07/2023, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
From 03/07 to 31/08/2023
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
From 01/09 to 30/09/2023
Opening hours on Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
- In the country
- Picnic area
- Exhibition space
- Car park
- Meeting room
- Coach parking
- Private parking
- Pets welcome
- Educational visits
- Room hire
- Themed tour
- Permanent entertainments organiser
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- 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
- Carte JCB
- Children's entertainment
- Entertainment evenings
- Handicrafts workshops
- 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
- Home school groups
- Welcome for business/incentive groups
- Special rate for large families