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.
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...
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.
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...
Le Manoir de la Salle
A home through time
The manor house of Saint-Léon, also called Manoir de la Salle, consists of a 15th century manor house and a square keep with a tower...
The Château de Losse and its gardens
Castle and Gardens of Losse, the Renaissance in Périgord
Château and Gardens of Losse - Renaissance in Périgord Overlooking the Vézère river, the Château de Losse is a splendid residence of pleasure...
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...
The Fort of La Roque Gageac
One of the most beautiful panoramas of the Périgord Noir
The Fort of La Roque Gageac is an ancient medieval fortification from the 12th century overlooking the Dordogne River by 120m and offering a panoramic view of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Château l'Evêque in Périgord
One of the thirty most beautiful castles in the Périgord!
Château l'Evêque in Périgord was a fortress as early as the 11th century. The present castle was built and then remodelled in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.
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....
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...
Château Le Paluel
medieval and renaissance castle
Its name may be foreign to you...but you probably already know it...in fact the Paluel castle has been used as a setting for the...
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...
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...
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.
On the banks of the river Vézère, 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.
The Manor of Gisson
The world of the Sarlatan bourgeoisie in the 17th century
The Manoir de Gisson is a listed historic monument located in the heart of the old town of Sarlat on the Place des Oies.