Chateau de Castelnaud
The Château de Castelnaud is a fortress dating from the 12th century, classified as a historical monument. It is indeed a must-see of your holiday in Périgord. The castle hosts the war Museum in the Middle Ages as well as reproductions of full-scale war machines.
It will offer you a remarkable panorama of the Dordogne and the Château de Beynac, the Roque GAGEAC or the gardens of Marqueyssac, classified as Castelnaud among the "most beautiful Villages of France" located in the Dordogne. Open all year long, with many animations for the whole family.
All the information for your visit to Castelnaud here or on the site Castelnaud's official
The Castle of Beynac
The Castle of Beynac is one of the best preserved and one of the most famous of Périgord.
It was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac who control from this place the roads and waterways of the Dordogne.
You will discover during your visit, the room of the guards adjacent in the dungeon, the salle of the States of Périgord, the terrace of the spur with its breathtaking view over the valley of the Dordogne, the kitchens with their imposing chimney and the Barbican a fortification Designed to protect the main entrance to the fortress and to slow down the enemies.
More info on the details of the Château de Beynac
The Château de Commarque
More intimate than its neighbours of the Périgord noir, this unique site tells the story of the men who succeeded in it for 15 000 years.
The visit begins with a walk in the valley at the level of the prehistoric cave, continues in the cliff by the troglodyte habitats laid out, then by the medieval fortified village, up to the dungeon which dominates an impressive panorama.
The whole history of the Château de Commarque with Périgord.com Or on the official website of the Castle of Commarque
Lascaux IV or International center of Parietal Art is a complete replica tracing the discovery of the famous ornate grotto. The whole site questions the place that Lascaux occupies in the parietal art and its relationship with contemporary creation.
Opened since December 2016, this building out of standard semis buried, fits perfectly to the hill of Montignac. On its own, this architectural prowess is worth a visit.
The Gardens of Eyrignac
The gardens of the Manoir Eyrignac, historical monuments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, are undoubtedly the most Beautiful gardens of Périgord With a unique collection of vegetable sculptures.
Masterpiece of the Topiary art, these gardens of greenery composed of charm, yew, box and Cypress are beautiful and different every season and visit each day of the year.
Throughout the year, animations are offered.
The Gardens of Marqueyssac
A classified Site, the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac offer around a castle covered with slate from the beginning of the nineteenth century, more than 6 kilometers of shady walks, lined with 150 000 century hand-carved centennials, and embellished with lookouts, rubbles, Waterfalls and green Theatres ...
It faces the castle of Castelnaud and dominates the valley of the Dordogne. A pure example of the art of man to shape nature.
It easily finds its place in the top 10 of the sites to visit in the Dordogne
Learn more with the detailed listing of Marqueyssac Gardens or on the Official website Marqueyssac.com
The Bournat Park
On the banks of the Vézère, this vast site extends over hectares on which the reenactments of the old life are laid out. Artisans revive a forgotten world. To do this, children and adults indulge in the ancestral gestures of the miller, the blacksmith, the baker, the strapping, the Wood Turner, the potter, etc. This very popular leisure park in Périgord has 10 rides at the time of 1900.
All information and rates on Perigord.com or the Official website of the Bournat
The Aquarium of the black Périgord
We are proud to own the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe in the Dordogne. It houses more than 6000 fish of all species. Throughout your visit you will participate in animations such as feeding carps or make the acquaintance of snakes and other alligators and iguanas. The site has been enhanced by novelty such as Miror maze a prehistoric labyrinth, Big Bird a strong air path and minigolf.
La Roque Saint Christophe
Troglodyte sites in Périgord? If only one should be remembered, it would be the Roque Saint Fet, a majestic site dominating the Vézère valley, perched at tens of metres high, a long notch in the cliff that has sheltered men since the dawn of time.
You will discover reenactments of prehistoric scenes, a forge, a medieval kitchen, machines that have been used for the layout of the site through the eras
To know everything, Discover the detailed page of La Roque Saint Christophe
The Strong house of Reignac
The facade of the 14th century is only the visible part of the strong house of Reignac a large fortified mansion. Behind, there are many rooms dug in the rock, in an exceptional state of conservation and decorated with period furniture.
Classified as a historical monument, it is in Périgord the most strange, the most secret, the most extraordinary and the most mysterious castle
It's up to you to unravel its mysteries ...
Complete information on the detailed file of Périgord.com
The Caves of Maxange
The caves of Maxange in the bush of Cadouin, offer a rare diversity in concretions.
You will discover stalactites of stalagmites, numerous panels of aragonites covering whole walls, fistulas of extreme finesse, and especially an exceptional profusion of rare crystallizations called "eccentric" absolutely Remarkable.
In short a geological masterpiece to visit absolutely.
All the information on the detailed card or on The official website
The Chasm of Proumeyssac
The abyss of Proumeyssac is a huge underground vault that owes its nickname "Crystal Cathedral" to its walls adorned with exceptional density crystallizations.
No one could have imagined that such a treasure was hidden beneath our feet. It took several centuries before we dared to venture into it.
Now accessible by a transverse corridor, it is without difficulty that you will be able to discover all the splendours.
All about the abyss of Proumeyssac here
The Museum of the street of time that passes
The last one arrived in the sites to visit in Dordogne, since opened since December 2016, it is no less interesting and original. Located at Allas les Mines in Périgord Noir, all at the edge of the Dordogne, this timeless place does not resemble a traditional museum, but rather a village 1900 which would have arisen from the past.
A coup de coeur de Périgord.com for this little museum to discover.
Know everything by consulting the detailed sheet.
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