Chateau de Bourdeilles
The earliest origins of the Chateau de Bourdeilles date back as far as the 12th century and the chateau is currently listed as a Historic Monument and a Major Site of Aquitaine, tracing eight centuries of history. Located to the north-west of Périgueux, it dominates the Dronne River from a rocky outcrop.Read more
Immerse yourself in the history of the Chateau de Bourdeilles! Discover a rich collection of furniture in the Renaissance castle and stroll through the gardens to the medieval castle!Read more
I was lucky enough to be present for the shooting of the films made for television, “Cartouche, Le Brigand Magnifique” with Fréderic Diefenthal and “Richelieu, la Pourpre et le Sang” with Jacques Perrin. Visits of the chateau showed theatrical backdrops and the sets were not yet organised as they often are today, but to see the chateau and the gardens complete with decor and costumes was to see it reliving the past. Meeting musketeers, seeing Cardinal Richelieu in his chair, or taking a walk with Louis XIII became, for a few days, the everyday life of the Chateau de Bourdeilles.
Despite its tumultuous past, the site is full of beauty and serenity. Its magic really comes into its own at the moment the sun meets the stone. As the great gates are opened, the rising sun floods the courtyard before spilling into the gardens while the setting sun warmly embraces the majestic keep. A unique performance…
Steep, narrow roads which climb up to the superb chateau. Two chateaux in one. A medieval castle and a Renaissance chateau. Very good advice is given immediately on arrival. Furniture from the era is beautifully displayed. Magnificent views and a superb garden.
Do not hesitate for a minute to visit the chateau in this beautiful, little village, it is really worth it! One side with the tower is medieval and the other is Renaissance.
Great chateau, beautifully furnished. The audio guide is very instructive. A magnificent place with a warm welcome.