There are many fascinating castles that are well worth a visit:

Chateau Beynac:  I have had a personal interest in Chateau Beynac as it was once owed by the family “Beaumont” which is my maiden name. The movie Joan of Arc was shot at the Chateau.

Chateau Castelnaud:  Was built by the English during the 100 year war to “keep and eye on the French”

Chateau Millandes: This is a beautiful castle which once once owned and lived in by Josephine Baker who was an entertainer and member of the French Resistance. There is the most incredible vulture/owls show at the chateau.

Chateau Commarque:  This castle is a little remote and is hidden in a valley.

Chateau Marqueyssac:  The gardens at the chateau are fantastic as are the views over the Dordogne valley.  Over easter they have an easter egg hunt which goes the length and breadth of the 6 km’s of its property.

A Guide to Exploring the Dordogne

Most visitors to the Dordogne enjoy visiting the surrounding villages, all within a good walk or cycle distance away. To make your stay more enjoyable we have created a guide to exploring the area with les Chouettes, The French Country Cottages as your base.

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