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Bordeaux to Dordogne: Castles & Villages Private Tour

1. Bordeaux to Dordogne: Castles & Villages Private Tour

Enjoy a private full-day tour of Dordogne and discover the history of the King’s Musketeers, learn about Eleanor of Aquitaine, and visit prehistoric cave paintings. After the pick-up from your hotel in Bordeaux, Sarlat, Limoges, Toulouse, Agen Bergerac, or elsewhere nearby, you will head off on an exciting day filled with history, magnificent panoramic vistas, the finest gastronomy, and wine tasting. Whatever you desire can be incorporated into this private tailor-made tour. One of the places you can visit on this tour is Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, a lovely town which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site partly because of its proximity to the famous Lascaux Caverns and partly because of the newer site of Grottes de Cougnac. Here you can visit the caves and see the original art. Les Eyzies is also home to the National Prehistoric Museum. You also have the option of visiting Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most attractive and alluring medieval towns in south-western France. The town was developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. Its town center of impeccably restored stone buildings – now a pedestrian zone – is perhaps the most representative of 14th century France. Discover another UNESCO World Heritage Site – Château de Rocamadour – perched up high on the side of a gorge of one of the Dordogne River’s tributaries, famous for its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You can also explore the Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, with magnificent views over the landscape. Among other castles you can visit is the Château de Beynac, one of the best preserved and best known castles in the Dordogne region. Its austere appearance perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town on the north bank of the Dordogne River over the sheer cliff face. It boasts double crenelated walls, double barbican, and double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine. Another castle to visit is the Château des Milandes, once the home of the Josephine Baker, an American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. Josephine Baker and her husband renovated this beautiful castle, installing central heating, electricity, and running water. They lived here with 12 adopted children from 9 different nationalities to create what they tenderly call the “World Village”. You can also explore Domme, another typically charming Bastide village built on the cliffs overhanging the Dordogne River. It was here that many of the Kinghts Templar were imprisoned and you can still see some of their graffiti on the tower gates. Another option on this tour is to visit the Jardins de Marqueyssac, an amazing garden filled with topiary creation and a picturesque promenade with panoramic views over the Dordogne River. Visit the Eyrignac gardens, the French garden inspired by the 18th century Italian design. They were entirely modified into an English romantic garden in the 19th century. On this private tour you also have the possibility of visiting Chateau de Commarque, Chateau de Jumilhac, Monpazier, Puymartin, Eyrignac, Monbazillac, La Roque Gageac, Montfort, and Salignac.

Château de Commarque : the mystery of the forgotten Fortress

2. Château de Commarque : the mystery of the forgotten Fortress

Come and discover the secrets of the forgotten fortress... Commarque has a wealth of history to share with you ! Discover this history during our guided tours, workshops, events and night tours ! Also try abseiling from the dungeon. PLAN YOUR VISIT: Commarque is a Historical and Archaeological Monument on a cliff! For a visit in the best conditions, come with good walking shoes! To reach the castle from the car park, you will walk a picturesque walk of 7mn (600m). Parking for people with reduced or difficult mobility is at the foot of the castle. Finally, for families with young children, think about your baby carrier! If you forget, you will find some available at reception. Drinks and snacks are sold on site For school holidays, our food truck will be present (burger, crepes...) Visit the Château de Commarque at your own pace! The Ticket includes : * The tour with audioguide by the actor Guillaume Galienne * Free visit with booklet (6 languages) * The guided tour (only for french school holidays) : opening hours and days see practical information * Exhibitions and films * Workshops (only for french school holidays) * Free workshops * The games of yesteryear Events: abseiling from the castle tower, Commarque’s Night Trip, the 7 Chests Game, 2nd edition of the Sparklers Sound Festival (reservation on our website)

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What people are saying about Château de Commarque

Christian’s tour of Dordogne was wonderful. It was so special to be able to get away from the city and tour the countryside - river, valley, farmland, castles and medieval villages. Christian entertained us with many stories - historical and contemporary. He was very friendly and relaxed.

Highly recommended. We had a spectacular time. Stopping in Sarlat for lunch is a must. Cristian explains a lot and very well.