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.
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...
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...
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...
5 Centuries of history, Art and Architecture in Haut-Périgord
Just like Saint-Yrieix at 12 kilometers, the Château de Jumilhac formed, on the steps of the Limousin and Périgord, a line of defense during the...
The castle of Losse and its gardens
Castle of Losse, the Renaissance in Perigord
5 km from Montignac-Lascaux on the road to Les Eyzies, the castle of Losse, classified as a "Historic Monument", dominates the Vézère river Enclosed...
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.
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...
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 l'Evêque in Périgord
One of the thirty most beautiful castles in 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.
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...
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)....
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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....
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...
Chateau Classé, one of the most charming of the Bergeracois
At the 12th, a guard tower dependent on the Château de DURAS, the stronghold of Gageac is made up of a unique dungeon whose access...
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...
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...
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...
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, 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...