The château has preserved its powerful 15th-century volumes and silhouette, with a parapet walk and towers topped with a pepperpot roof. It currently houses a national stud farm. Worth a visit: the 11 rooms of the château, the gardens, the Marquise stables and the Orangerie stables (blood horses, draught horses and presidential horses).
Built on a rocky spur, Castelnaud castle is entirely devoted to the art of warfare in the Middle Ages, with a collection of weapons and armour and life-size reproductions of war machines (trebuchet, mangonel, pierrière, bricole). Magnificent views over the Dordogne valley.
The Hautefort estate is an ancient medieval fortress that was transformed into a pleasure residence in the 17th century. A rare example of classical architecture in Périgord, the château houses a collection of furniture and works of art from the 17th and 18th centuries. French-style gardens and English-style park.
Fénelon castle is a must-see for lovers of old stone. Overlooking the Dordogne Valley, the château’s powerful feudal architecture is set behind three fortified walls. Today, it looks just as it did in the past, with its impressive slate roof.
Standing atop a vertiginous cliff, the castle has watched over the Dordogne for over 9 centuries. To visit Beynac is to travel through 5 centuries of French history, in the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Simon de Montfort and the Hundred Years’ War. Its exceptional state of preservation offers an unforgettable journey […]
An atypical 13th-century castle on the shores of one of Europe’s largest lakes, in a natural setting of outstanding natural beauty. This remarkable fortress stands imposingly on its rocky outcrop, its six towers crowned with peppered roofs, its elegant, slender silhouette reflected in the water of Lake of Bort les Orgues.