At the foot of which castle can you find a cave with a horse carved in bas-relief?

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Beneath the foot of the cliff lies a treasure trove of cave art: the Commarque cave engravings. 34 engravings have been counted, including a magnificent horse sculpted in bas-relief and numerous anthropomorphic figures: pregnant women, female profiles, etc. Discover Château de Commarque here

In which castle were the films "The Visitors" and "The Last Duel" shot?

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Château de Beynac was the setting for Jean-Marie Poiré's Les Visiteurs in 1993, Bertrand Tavernier's La Fille de d'Artagnan in 1994, Luc Besson's Joan of Arc in 1999 and Rydley Scott's The Last Duel in 2020. Discover Beynac castle and its history...

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In which castle can you find life-size war machines?

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Château de Castelnaud has been home to the Museum of War in the Middle Ages since 1985. Find out more about this fabulous château here.

In which clifftop monument is there a torture museum?

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The fortified house at Reignac has been preserved in exceptional condition since the 14th century, and is entirely period. Well-known in the region, it is France's only completely intact troglodytic "cliff castle" (i.e., built into the rock). Find out more here.

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Which castle is nicknamed the Unfinished Louvre of Périgord?

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The Château de Lanquais owes its nickname to the fact that part of the building was designed by Pierre Lescot, architect of the Cour Carrée at the Louvre.

Which Château is the setting for Eugène Leroy's novel "Jacquou le croquant"?

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Eugène Le Roy used real-life places and monuments to set the scene for his novel. These include the Château de l'Herm, which has had a turbulent and bloody history. It was the scene of several murders that shook the region in the 17th century. Discover Château de l'Herm

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Périgord is known as the land of a thousand and one castles, but how many castles are there officially?

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There aren't actually 1,000 and 1 castles in the Dordogne - the phrase has a certain advertising ring to it - but the fact is very real: if the number of castles built in France is estimated at just over 10,000, the Dordogne has around 11% of them, making it the richest département in France in terms of castles. Find out more...

Where is this garden located?

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Surrounding the 17th-century manor house is the French garden, where the interplay of perspectives and Nature's mastery set the scene for boxwood arabesques, gushing fountains, water mirrors, lawn carpets and a collection of plant sculptures hand-carved by Eyrignac's gardeners. Find out more about Eyrignac gardens here.

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Which castle is it?

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Château des Milandes is famous for its owner, Josephine Baker,here you'll find his entire universe and his fabulous story.

Which castle is associated with the legend of the White Lady?

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Legend has it that a 16th-century châtelaine, Thérèse de Saint-Clar, was surprised with her lover by her husband's unexpected return from war. As punishment for her sin, she was condemned to remain a prisoner for 15 years in a small room in the north tower. On her death, she was walled up there. Puymartin Castle She could sometimes be seen wandering at night, in the form of a white lady, on the castle walkway, before entering this room.

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  1. Anonymous

    visit all these châteaux in 2020!

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