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Land of 1001 castles

The Dordogne features an impressive built heritage: Romanesque churches, farms, wine estates, manors

and of course the ‘1001 castles’ that the Dordogne is known for. These show an incredible diversity due

to the successive periods of their construction, destruction and restoration: their very walls tell of war

and peace. Perched high above the Dordogne Valley, Beynac castle conceals splendid fortified dwellings

that face off with Castelnaud castle’s stout towers. Bourdeilles castle represents two very different

periods, including a feudal fortress and a Renaissance pleasure castle with a marvellous collection of

period furniture. Don’t miss Les Milandes, a castle that belonged to Josephine Baker and Jo Bouillon;

Hautefort castle, surrounded by classical French-style gardens; Monbazillac castle, in the heart of the

vineyards… And the list goes on.

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Hautefort castle