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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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 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...
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...
Neuvic Castle and its botanical park
The Castle of Neuvic Come and discover the castle of Neuvic, full of history and anecdotes, during a guided tour...
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...
Feudal fortress of the Périgord Noir
feudal fortress of the Périgord Noir Set within a double enclosure, the castle of Fénelon with its lauze roof rises up from its powerful...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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.
The Château de Losse and its gardens
Château de Losse, the Renaissance in Périgord
5 km from Montignac-Lascaux on the road to Les Eyzies, the castle of Losse, classified as a "Historic Monument", dominates the Vézère Enclosed...
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 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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Château des Bories
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...
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 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...
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...
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...