Your stay can be more attractive in discovering all the riches which go to make the Dordogne a cultural highspot of tourism set in peerless natural splendour.
Many leisure activities are available :
Canoeing down the river Dronne
Rambling along the paths on horseback
Near Bourdeilles you can visit many historic monuments :
Brantome and its Benedectine Abbey
Caves of Villars
Perigueux, city of Art and history
The Dordogne Chateaux route
Following this "Route" you will find a rich feast of historical houses and gardens. Ranging in architectural style from the austere Middle Ages, through the exceptional flowering of the Renaissance in Dordogne, to the classical 17th century.
PUYGUILHEM XVIth Early Renaissance. Under Val de Loire style. Sculptured decoration. Open from the last week of January to the end of the Christmas. Closed on Mondays during the low season
LA CHAPELLE FAUCHER XIIth-XVth Overlooking the Côle Valley , In the same family for 500 years. Open from July 1 to August 31.
RICHEMONT XVIth-XVIIth. Chateau and funeral chapel of Brantôme well known chronicler of the 16th C. Open afternoon only from May 1 to June 30. Open every day from July 1 to September 30. Closed on Mondays during the low season.
BOURDEILLES XIIth & XVIth. Former barony of the Perigord. Feudal fortress and Renaissance palace. Decorative paintings. Several rooms with antique furniture (16th-19th C.). Open from the last week of January to the end of Christmas holidays. Closed on Tuesday during the low season.
EYRIGNAC XVIIth-XVIIIth. Just North East of Sarlat. 6km from Salignac. One of the finest gardens of France. Open every day .
PUYMARTIN XVth-XVIth. Chateau in the same family since 1450. Outstanding furniture. Tapestries. Decorative Paintings 17th C. Open from April 1 to October 31.
FENELON XIVth-XVIIth. Furnished castle overlooking the Dordogne Valley, where the great Fenelon, author of "Telemarque" was born in 1651. Open every day.
CASTELNAUD XIIth-XVth. Feudal chateau. Museum of war in the Middle Ages. Collection of genuine weapons. Life size instruments of warfare. Furnitures. Open every days.
LES BORIES XVIth. Gothic kitchen. Monumental stone staircase. Terrace overlooking the Isle River. Open from July 1 to September 30.
MONTREAL XIIth-XVIIth. Double enceinte ,12th Century walled enclosure. Chateau and Chapel 16th C. Historical family home. Open from July 1 to September 30.
MONTBAZILLAC XVIth. Welcome to Montbazillac where you will be able to explore a 16th C. "Château". Taste the famous sweet wine of Montbazillac and dine in the Château's restaurant.
LANQUAIS XIVth-XVIIth. Dordogne's unfinished Louvre. Apartments, furnished and decorated, to experience the daily lives during Renaissance. Open from March to November, Closed on Tuesdays, except in the high season.
BIRON XIIth-XVIIIth. Former barony of the Périgord. Property of the Gontaut Biron Family for eight centuries. Open from the last week of January to the end of Christmas holidays. Closed on Mondays during the low season.
JUMILHAC XVth-XVIIth. Renaissance roofs. Spinner's room. 17th C. master drawing room. Terraced gardens. Open from July 1 to September 15. Other periods: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
HAUTEFORT XVIIth. Ancient strong fortress rebuilt in the 17th C. Fine grounds and attractive terrace gardens adorned with flowers. Open from January 10 to December 14.
LOSSE XIVth-XVth. Outstanding 16th and 17th C. decor and furniture. Spectacular view from the terrace and garden of Vezere Valley. Open from Easter to September 30.