Farms from the Middle Ages in Xaintrie

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This Middle Age’s village is unique in France. The owners have been building it on 12 hectare (29.65 acres) for 10 years. They have already received more than 150,000 visitors. It is situated in an exceptional environment as far as the eye can see over the Cantal Mounts.

You will discover a fascinating story of the life at the end of the Middle Age: different farms, a mill and a church. There are also ethnobotanical gardens planted with more than 350 plants and real medieval animals (pigs, cows, goats...). A very detailed reconstruction after twenty-five years of ethnographic, historical and archaeological research. 45 minutes far from Aurillac, in the direction to Pleaux. In high season, guided tours.


Pets accepted

Pets accepted : Yes


Activity, Botanic trail


Picnic area, Toilets, Car park, Film room

Language spoken

English, French


Pets welcome, Educational visits, Coach access, Shop, Set down on-site for groups, Tourist brochures, Guided tours, Ticketing in number

Max group size

Max group size : 100

Min group size

Min group size : 10

Means of payment

  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Language spoken for the visit

  • French

Others Informations

  • Free under : 6


Reduced price 6.00 EUR
Adult 7.00 EUR
Child 5.00 EUR
Group adults 6.00 EUR
Group children 5.00 EUR


From 11/04 to 30/06 between 2 pm and 6 pm
Closed on Saturday

From 01/07 to 31/08
Daily between 10 am and 7 pm

From 01/09 to 01/11 between 2 pm and 6 pm
Closed on Saturday

Contact / Location

28 lagarde
Le Puy d'Arrel
19220, Saint-Julien-aux-Bois