Discover the rich

history & culture

The Dordogne is most famous for the “Vallée de l’Homme”, one of the oldest centres of known human habitation in Europe and UNESCO world heritage site.

The Vallée de l’Homme boasts 147 prehistoric sites and 25 painted or engraved caves dating from the Paleolithic. For more information, visit:

Prehistory of the Vézère valley

Caves and Chasms of the Vézère valley

The cave-dwelling of Dordogne

The Dordogne has a rich history and is also known as the Land of a Thousand Chateaux.

At the heart of the territorial conflict that opposed French and English during the Middle Ages, the region was built with countless bastides, walled cities, fortified troglodyte villages and castles clinging on rocky spurs. Many castles and chateaux are open to the public. For more information, visit:

The castles of the Vézère valley

Parks and gardens of Dordogne

In addition, the Dordogne has preserved from centuries past a number of wonderful villages, which still have their market halls, dovecotes, tories (stone huts), churches, abbeys and castles.

Click here to discover the most beautiful villages in the Dordogne.

Many of the most famous historical and cultural sites are only a 30-45 minute drive away from our Chateau.