The fortress of Billy was built in the late 12th century, it had military functions, it has been a part of the Lords of Bourbon’s patrimony for a long time. The seigniory of Billy was one of the most important of the seventeen seigniories in the duchy of Bourbonnais; the seigniory had power up to the French Revolution.

« Le château de Billy s’affirme comme étant l’une des constructions castrales et militaires les plus emblématiques du Bourbonnais médiéval ». P. Picq – SDAP – 2012

The tour is interactive, based on an exchange with the guide who accompanies you and whom you can ask questions ! Revivez le Moyen-Age le temps d’une visite. Vue Imprenable sur le Val d’Allier depuis les remparts.

Find more about the story of the village on Julien JOBARD's blog (only in french)..

Visites guidées de la Forteresse

Ouverture du 18 avril au 18 octobre 2020
Avril-Mai-Juin-Septembre-Octobre : Visites guidées du mercredi au dimanche à 14h et 16h.
July- Août : Visites Guidées tous les jours à 10h et 11h, then 14h, 15h30 and 17h (latest departure at 17h).

Adult : 7,50 €
Children older than 8 years old and students : 5,00 €
Pass Famille (2 adultes/2 enfants) : 20,00€
Free for children under 8 years old.
(be careful : stairs to access the castle and the remparts)
Groups : contact us
Accepted payment methods : CB, cash, bank checks, french vouchers (for ticketing only)