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.
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....
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...
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...
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...
Le Manoir de la Salle
The charm of an authentic, period-furnished venue
The Manoir de Saint-Léon, also known as the Donjon and Manoir de la Salle, comprises a 15th-century manor house and a square keep with...
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...
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 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 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...
The castle of the White Lady
History of the castle of Puymartin The construction of the castle of Puymartin began in the xiii century. In 1357, the castle becomes possession...
Bridoire, The Castle of Games
Bridoire, Le Château des jeux
Games faithfully recreated inside and outside the Château de Bridoire. With family or friends...
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...
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,...
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.
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...
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 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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
Castle of Jumilhac
5 Centuries of History, Art and Architecture in the Haut-Périgord
Just like Saint-Yrieix, 12 kilometers away, the Château de Jumilhac formed a defensive line on the Limousin-Périgord border during the...