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Land of 1,001 Castles

Dive into the Heart of History in the Dordogne Valley

From fairytale castles to mighty fortresses, the Dordogne Valley is the proud owner of a stunning cultural heritage and some of the prettiest sites in France. 

Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux

First stop: Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux !
The perfect example of a fortified castle in the Dordogne Valley, Castelnau-Bretenoux sits high on a rocky plateau with 6 towers, 3 bastions and 1 heck of a keep… Besides boasting fabulous views over the valleys, its walls of red stone make the fortress visible from miles around.
For info: You can get combined tickets for the château de Castelnau and château de Montal

Château de Montal

Dordogne readers, say hello to one of the finest Renaissance castles in the Valley: Château de Montal!
With its fascinating history and glorious views of the Tours de Saint-Laurent, this little gem tops the list of places to visit.
Renovated period rooms, an ornate stairwell and a courtyard brimming with mouldings and sculptures… Palace of Versailles, eat your heart out !