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Castles & Gardens of the Dordogne
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Departure from Sarlat

From April to October included (closed in August)

130
   
Date  
Number of visitors
Adults (12+)
Children (4-12)
Total: 130

Description

Your day today is dedicated to the discovery of the Dordogne valley that is lined with medieval fortresses and gardens. First discover and visit the mighty castle of Castelnaud a medieval fortress overlooking the Dordogne River, erected to face its rival, the Château de Beynac. The oldest documents mentioning it date to the 13th century, when it figured in the Albigensian Crusade. During the Hundred Years' War, Castelnaud pledged allegiance to the Plantagenet, whereas the lords of Beynac across the river, to the king of France. In later times it was abandoned until it served as a quarry after the French Revolution. Today the picturesquely restored château houses a much-visited museum of medieval warfare, featuring reconstructions of siege engines such as the trebuchet. After a guided walking tour of the castle, depart for the castle of the Milandes.

The Milandes castle was built around 1489, it was the main house of the lords of Caumont until 1535. In 1937, the entertainer Josephine Baker rented the château and then bought it in 1947. Completely transformed by the artist at the time, your visit will plunge you back in the styles of the day and will make you discover an unknown facet of the life of the artist, her commitment as a resistance fighter during the 2nd world war.

Finally end the day with the visit of the Castle and Gardens of Marqueyssac: listed as a National Historical Monument it offers more than 6 kilometers of shaded paths, edged with 150 000 hand-pruned hundred year old boxwood. As you walk along the cliff sided by the Dordogne and the Gardens, you will reach one of the most breathtaking belvedere of the region, overlooking the quaint village of La Roque Gageac.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Entrance to Castelnaud Castle
2. Entrance to Milandes Castle
3. Entrance to Marqueyssac gardens
4. English speaking driver guide
5. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
6. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Personal insurance & expenses
2. Gratuities for the driver/guide
3. Meals and drinks
4. Entrance fees to monuments or attractions unless specified

Meeting point

In Sarlat la Caneda: Pick up Place Pasteur - Bus stop
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Pick up information

Hotel pickup not available


Tour returns at departure point

Additional information

Additional information

- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Price information

- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Children aged 4 - 12 years: half price
- Tour is not suitable for children under 4
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: English