The castles and manors of Dordogne Périgord

The Dordogne department: Pays des Mille and a castles! In the Middle Ages, Aquitaine and in particular the Dordogne was an important area of conflict between France and England: the famous 100-year war. The region then covered itself with more than Thousand Fortified castles. Dominating the valley of the Vézère or the valley of the Dordogne on rocky Spurs but also in the Périgord purple and Périgord Blanc.

From the fortified building to the Renaissance palace, passing by the fortified house, come and discover this exceptional architectural heritage of the Périgord in a region full of history and stories. Many castles are grouped around the medieval city of Sarlat la Canéda and close to the most beautiful villages of France.

In this section, you will find our selection of the most beautiful castles in the Dordogne, open to visitors.

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Chateau de la Marthonie

Chateau de la Marthonie

The first constructions of the Château de la Marthonie date back to the 12th century, destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was...

Le Bourg
Saint-Jean-de-Côle

Country Castle Park

Country estate, park, arboretum and castle

The park of the Château de Campagne, between Le Bugue, Saint Cyprien and les Eyzies-de-Tayac, is open all year round and is free of charge (closed from...

Campaign

Castle of Mareuil

Seat of one of the four baronies of Périgord

Château de Mareuil is a medieval castle located in the Périgord Vert region, high above the town of Mareuil. Built in the Middle Ages,...

Castle Street 27
Mareuil en Périgord

Château l'Evêque in Périgord

One of the thirty most beautiful castles in the Périgord!

Château l'Evêque in Périgord was a fortress from the 11th century onwards, and the present château was built and remodeled in the 14th, 15th and 16th...

Castle Street 14
Château-l'Évêque

Château des Milandes

Josephine Baker's former home - Birds of Prey show

Not to be missed in Dordogne Périgord! The visit of the Château des Milandes in Castelnaud is a wonderful dive into the life of a castle in the Dordogne....

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Château de Varaignes Weavers' Museum

Workshop-museum of the Weavers and the Charentaise

The castle of Varaignes was built in the 14th century and underwent many changes until the 16th century.

Castle Street
Varaignes

Château de Beynac

Emblematic medieval fortress of the Dordogne

The castle of Beynac is one of the best preserved and most famous in the Périgord It was built in the 12th century by the...

Castle Road
Beynac-et-Cazenac

Montreal Castle

Renaissance castle, historical monument

Located 7 km from Mussidan, the elegant Chateau de Montréal overlooks the valley of the Crempse This is a castle of the...

Issac

Chateau de Commarque

The Mysteries of the Forgotten Fortress

Château de Commarque: a medieval castrum Overlooking the Beune valley, Château de Commarque was built to protect...

Route du Château de Commarque
Les Eyzies

Château de Marzac

The first giant "Château Escape-Game" in a wild and majestic setting.

Enter a completely private estate, open to the public for the first time in its history in summer 2020: the Château de Marzac. This...

Tursac

Hautefort Castle

Château de Hautefort, experience the beauty!

Situated on a rocky spur, the Château de Hautefort is an ancient medieval fortress transformed in the 17th century by the Marquis du...

Le Bourg
Boisseuilh

Excideuil Castle

Fortress watching over the passage from Périgord to Limousin

The castle of Excideuil is located in the north-east of the Dordogne department in the green Périgord. It is a fortified castle...

Excideuil

Chateau de Castelnaud

Medieval castle, war Museum in the Middle Ages in the Dordogne

The Château de Castelnaud dominates the valley of the Dordogne, facing the castle of Beynac located on the other side of the...

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

MARQUEYSSAC Gardens

Romantic and picturesque gardens overlooking the Dordogne River, a masterpiece of topiary art

The gardens of Marqueyssac perched on rocky spur overlooking the valley of the Dordogne offers you in a magical place one of the most beautiful...

Vezac

Château de l'Herm

An autentic site, a marvel of flamboyant architecture

The Château de l'Herm, a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic architecture built between 1500 and 1520 by Jean de Calvimont, was abandoned...

Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Gageac Castle

Chateau Classé, one of the most charming of the Bergeracois

In the 12th century, as a watchtower dependent on the castle of DURAS, the stronghold of Gageac consisted of a single keep with access to the...

Castle Road 1465
GAGEAC-et-Rouillac

Castle of Jumilhac

8 Centuries of History, Art and Architecture in Haut-Périgord

Just like Saint-Yrieix, 12 kilometers away, the Château de Jumilhac formed a defensive line on the Limousin-Périgord border during the...


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Castle Square
Jumilhac-le-Grand

Barrière Castle

A ruin in good condition

Barrière Castle dates from 1312 and was built by the Barrière family in the 13th century, with a keep surrounded by a moat...

Avenue Edouard Dupuy
Villamblard

Bourdeilles Castle

Travelling through the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Built on a rocky outcrop, the castle of Bourdeilles brings together two exceptional buildings A medieval fortress from the 13th century...

Place de la Halle
Bourdeilles

Biron Castle

An exceptional stone giant!

The Château de Biron, one of the 4 baronies of the Périgord with Beynac, Biron and Mareuil, presents an impressive architectural ensemble To the...

Bourg
Biron

Monbazillac Castle

A must for wine tourism in the Dordogne!

Enter a world of arts and aromas Overlooking the Dordogne valley, 10 minutes from Bergerac, Château de Monbazillac...

Castle Road 4
Monbazillac

Bridoire, The Castle of Games

Bridoire, Le Château des jeux

Games faithfully recreated inside and outside the Château de Bridoire. With family or friends...

Ribagnac

Maison Forte de Reignac

Unique troglodytic "cliff castle" in France, museum of torture

The fortified house of Reignac has been preserved in an exceptional state since the 14th century and is entirely period.

Tursac