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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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....
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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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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...
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...
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...
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...
Bridoire, The Castle of Games
Bridoire, Le Château des jeux
Games faithfully recreated inside and outside the Château de Bridoire. With family or friends...
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.