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Chateau des Milandes

Josephine Baker's old home-Raptor show

Welcome to Château des Milandes

Essential in Dordogne Périgord! The visit of the Milandes castle in Castelnaud is a wonderful dive into the castle life at the time of Joséphine Baker Whose fate remains uncommon.

The castle

Built in 1489 by François de Caumont, lord of Castelnaud, on the initiative of his wife Claude de Cardaillac, this Renaissance castle enjoys a marvellous panorama over the Dordogne valley.

Roofs of lauzes, wainscoting, large mullioned windows and beautifully preserved stained-glass windows make up the architectural and aesthetic charm of the castle. Renaissance fireplaces stand side by side with Art-Deco bathrooms, gargoyles scan the garden and its hundred-year-old magnolias.

The Garden and the Park

The current garden was designed by Jules Vacherot, a great landscape architect of the 20th century, it is a French garden that spreads out over several terraces with fountains, boxwood, lawns and flowerbeds give it all its relief, it is listed as a historical monument.

The large park contains many species of trees including Atlas cedars, a beautiful beech, cork oaks, hackberry, tulip trees, a beautiful set of dogwoods and beautiful umbrella pines.

Self-guided tour with an audio guide and songs by the artist.

Shop. Free parking. Animations around the falconry (children 5 to 12 years old), feeding of exotic birds and immersion aviary during all the holidays.

Events at the Château des Milandes 2020

MUSKET WORKSHOP (7-18 years old)

If your children want an introduction to fencing:

Workshop at 3:15 and 4:45 pm:
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Tuesday, July 7 to Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Workshop at 2:30 and 4:30 pm:
During the Christmas holidays on 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 December 2020.

Workshop at 3:00 p.m:
During the Christmas holidays on January 2 and 3, 2021.

Workshop at 3:30 p.m:
Sundays 7, 14, 21, 28 February 2021 and Sunday 7 March 2021.

Share a fencing lesson with the Lord of Caumont-strength.
The children are greeted by the son of the Lord of Caumont who is looking for the budding musketeers to present to the king. They will wear the famous habit of the musketeers and discover the learning of fencing safely.

Attacks, parries, dodges: the workshop lasts 30 minutes and takes place in the lord's "aula", the lord's living room in the castle. At the end of the workshop, the children will be able to show their parents the fight they have learned. No extra charge for the animations.

Places limited to 9 children, on reservation.

CHILD WORKSHOP (5-12 years old)

Come and play the castle like a princess or a falconer!
Discover the world of raptors with disguises and manipulation of the material. There are surprises waiting for you.

Workshop at 2:15 pm (except Saturday) :
From Sunday, April 5 to Sunday, May 3, 2020,
on Friday 8 and Sunday 10 May 2020,
from Sunday, October 18 to Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Workshop at 10:15:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Monday, July 6 to Friday, August 28, 2020.

Workshop at 11:30 a.m:
During the Christmas holidays on 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 December 2020.
December 24, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Workshop at 11:30 a.m:
During the Christmas holidays on January 2 and 3, 2021.

Workshop at 3:30 p.m:
During the winter holidays: Monday to Friday between Monday, February 8 and Friday, March 5, 2021.

Reservation required. Places limited to 9 children. Duration 35 mn.

ADULT FALCONRY WORKSHOP

The workshop is open to families with children over 14 years old. Duration 40 minutes - Reservation is strongly recommended.

You will handle the White-faced Owl and approach the Chaperoned Prince's falcon!

For the European Heritage Days: Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 at 2:15 p.m.

Animation at 10:15: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

From Sunday 5 July to Thursday 27 August

Limited to 9 people.

FEEDING EXOTIC BIRDS

Accompanied by our animator, the children enter the aviary of exotic birds to feed them; a playful way to approach these clever little birds!

Animation reserved for children from 5 to 18 years old.
The animation takes place between 11:45 and 12:30, we do not take reservations; animation within the limit of available places.

Workshop at 12:00 (except Saturday) :

From Sunday, April 5 to Sunday, May 3, 2020,
on Friday 8 and Sunday 10 May 2020,
from Sunday, July 5 to Sunday, August 30, 2020,
from Sunday, October 18 to Friday, October 30, 2020.

DIPPING POOL

To enjoy our birds all day long, we propose you to enter the aviary of our exotic birds. All public are admitted (children from 1 to 12 years old must be accompanied).

Open every day from 5 July to 11 November:
In July-August from 10am to 7.30pm.

In September and October: from 10:00 to 6:00.

During the Christmas holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (depending on the weather).

NEW! ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP

Your children will be introduced to the methods and protocols of archaeology and they will discover the remains of the Milandes. Each participant will have their own excavation area and will have to record all their discoveries in order to understand the life of the Lords of Caumont and past generations.

Animation at 10:15:
Every Tuesday and Thursday. From Tuesday 14 July to Thursday 27 August 2020.

Animation at 5:15 p.m:
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020.
For the European Heritage Days: you can rummage around with your family!

For children from 8 to 15 years old. Limited to 9 persons, on reservation. Duration 45 minutes.

Practical information

Last admission: 1 hour before closing. This period of time allows you to see the Château des Milandes and the upper terraces of the garden; nevertheless we advise you to allow at least 2 hours on the site to enjoy all the activities on offer.

Our parking is accessible free of charge, it is located a few tens of meters from the main entrance grid.

The handicapped places are about 40 meters from the gate; Attention, the persons in the armchair must be accompanied (between the parking lot and the castle, a communal road runs along the property).

Price details

Adult 12 euros
Child : 7.50 euros

Free for children under 5 years old.
Adult groups consult us.

The price includes all the services of the site.

Dates and Times

OPENING of the castle: from 20 June to 11 November 2020.

From 20th June to 4th July: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
From 5 July to 30 August: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
From 31 August to 30 September: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
October (except time change 10am-6pm): 9.30am-6.30pm
From 1st November to 11th November: 10am-6pm

Reopening for Christmas holidays:

From 19 December 2020 to 3 January 2021: 11am-7pm

SCHEDULE OF RAPTOR SHOWS:

From 20th June to 4th July: 11.15 am, 3 pm and 4.30 pm
From 5 July to 30 August: 11.15 am, 2.30 pm, 4 pm and 5.30 pm
From August 31 to September 30: 11:15 am, 3 pm and 4:30 pm
October: 11:15 am and 3:30 pm
From November 1st to November 11th: 3pm

Attention no raptors show at Christmas holidays and winter holidays

BRASSERY

Open until 1 November 2020. Reopening for the Christmas holidays.

 

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Black Périgord
Address:
Les Milandes 24250 Castelnaud LA CHAPELLE
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