Make the most of your holiday in the Dordogne to discover its heritage: the many castles built in the region between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance have many wonders to reveal! From Château de Castelnaud to Les Milandes, via Commarque, Losse, the Maison Forte de Reignac and Château de Hautefort, follow the guide.
Which châteaux to visit in the Dordogne?
Périgord, a land of castles and fortresses since the Middle Ages
Do you know the Périgord for its prehistoric caves? Take a leap back in history and discover the castles of the medieval era.
Why are there so many châteaux in the Périgord?
To find out, you have to go back to the war Hundred Years' War. Aquitaine and the Dordogne were the scene of battles between France and England: so many good reasons for building fortified castles such as Beynac and Castelnaud. The mansions that have been preserved and are open to visitors are part of the Périgord's rich heritage.
1,001 castles, really?
Legend has it that the Dordogne has 1,001 castles. One thing is certain: the region is steeped in history, and many of its châteaux are well worth a visit, even centuries after they were built. If you're passing through the Dordogne valley During the holidays, don't miss the Château de Commarque, the Château des Milandes, the Château de Castelnaud or the Château de Beynac, all of which are not to be missed. But also other sites and fortresses such as the Château de Lossethe Château de Hautefort or the Fortified House of Reignac.