THE PERIGORD, THE COUNTRY OF 1001 CASTLES !
Here you can find a castle or ruins in almost every village. From the medieval castle in perfect condition, to the one still inhabited today, passing by the ruins in the process of rehabilitation. Even if not all of them can be visited because they are private and inhabited, you will be spoilt for choice for your visits.
Of particular note are the medieval castles of Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle with their collection of medieval weapons, catapults and trebuchets.
In a more contemporary setting, the Château des Milandes is not to be missed. Home of the famous Josephine Baker, the furniture and some of the outfits of this great lady are presented to visitors. In the adjoining park, you will be able to admire a bird and bird of prey show.
If you are passionate about the Middle Ages, the Château de Commarque is perfect for you. This building, still in ruins and drowned in the vegetation in 1960. It has been under renovation since then. In addition to the main building and its keep, the complex is located in the ruined medieval village, including the chapel, the oven house and the lord’s residence.
THE OTHER CASTLES OF THE DORDOGNE
Beyond these four buildings, there are many other buildings to visit. At 10 minutes from the campsite, let us note the castles of Losse in Thonac, small furnished medieval castle and decorated with a very pretty park. The castle of Sauveboeuf in Aubas, a 17th century building which houses one of the largest private prehistoric collections in the world… We will also note the fortified house of Reignac for its particularity, the castle of Hautefort and its famous gardens or the castle of Monbazillac which is no longer mentioned.
And many others, Fenelon, Bridoire, Puymartin, that we will not fail to indicate to you…