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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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...

Allée du Château de Losse
Thonac

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

Castle of Jumilhac

5 Centuries of History, Art and Architecture in the Haut-Périgord

Like Saint-Yrieix, 12 kilometres away, the Château de Jumilhac formed a defensive line at the margins of the Limousin and Périgord regions.

Castle Square
Jumilhac-le-Grand

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 d'Hautefort
Hautefort

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

Neuvic Castle

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...

The Castle
Neuvic

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

Fénelon Castle

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...

Sainte-Mondane

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 15,000 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...

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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

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

Sauveboeuf Castle

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.

Aubas

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...

Antonne

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

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...

GAGEAC-et-Rouillac

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

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

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

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

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...

Mauzens-et-Miremont

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.

Castle Street 14
Château-l'Évêque

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

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

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...

Le Bourg
Bourdeilles

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