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 castle to the Renaissance Castle, through the strong house, come and discover this exceptional Périgourdin architectural heritage in a region filled with 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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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 des Milandes

Josephine Baker's old home-Raptor 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....
4.8
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Hautefort Castle

Château de Hautefort, live 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 d'Hautefort
Hautefort

Bories Castle

An exceptional place : a family home
The Château des Bories stands on the commune of Antonne-et-Trigonant on the edge of the Isle, on the eastern outskirts of Périgueux. The...
Antonne

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

Castle of the Harris

A Autenthique site, a marvel of flamboyant architecture
The castle of the Harris, masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic architecture built between 1500 and 1520 by Jean de Calvimont will be abandoned...
4.7
Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Marzac Castle

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

Beynac Castle

Emblematic medieval fortress of the Dordogne
The Château de Beynac is one of the best preserved and one of the most famous of Périgord it was built in the 12th century by...
4.0
Road of the Castle
Beynac-et-Cazenac

Bourdeilles Castle

Travelling through the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Built on a rocky spur, the Château de Bourdeilles brings together two exceptional buildings, a medieval fortress of the 13th century...
4.3
Place de la Halle
Bourdeilles

Reignac's Strong house

"Cliff Castle" troglodytic unique in France, Museum of torture
The strong House of Reignac is preserved in an exceptional State since the 14Th century and entirely of period very well known in the...
4.0
Tursac

Neuvic Castle

Château de Neuvic and its botanical park
The Castle of Neuvic During a guided tour, come and discover the castle of Neuvic, full of history and anecdotes...
The Castle
Neuvic

Fortress of Miremont

Miremont: Military Castle of the Middle Ages
The fortress of Miremont is in line with the great military castles of the Middle Ages, with its Romanesque dungeon with flat buttresses of the...
5.0
Mauzens-et-Miremont

Puymartin Castle

The castle of the White Lady
History of the Castle of Puymartin the construction of the castle began in the 13th century in 1357, the castle becomes English possession...
Marquay

Fénelon Castle

Feudal fortress of Périgord noir
Feudal fortress of Périgord Noir enrolled in a double enclosure, the Château de Fénelon on the roof in Lauze draws its powerful...
Sainte-Mondane

Sauveboeuf Castle

On the banks of the Vézère River, a few minutes from Montignac
History of Château de Sauveboeuf According to the first written sources, the castle of Sauveboeuf dates back to the middle of the 14th century.
Aubas

Biron Castle

An exceptional stone giant!
The Château de Biron, one of the 4 baronies of Périgord with Beynac, Biron and Mareuil, presents an impressive architectural ensemble in the...
3.9
town
Biron

Monbazillac Castle

Historic Monument listed in the sixteenth century
Listed as a historical Monument of the sixteenth century, the Château de Monbazillac presents a unique and original architecture, a mix of...
The village
Monbazillac

Chateau de Commarque

At the heart of 15000 years of history in the Dordogne
The Castle of Combrand: a medieval castrum overlooking the valley of the Beune, the castle of Commarque was built in order to...
5.0
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

MARQUEYSSAC Gardens

Romantic and picturesque gardens overlooking the Dordogne 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...
4.3
Vezac

The castle of Losse and its gardens

Castle of Losse, the Renaissance in Perigord
...
4.6
Alley of the Château de Losse
Thonac

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...
4.8
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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 1 January to 31 December)....
Campaign