Discover and visit the most beautiful castles of the Lot and Dordogne Valleys.
Castle of the English:
Also called the fortress of the Roque d'Autoire. This castle clinging to the cliff is only a vestige. This medieval feat is a must-see in Autoire, the most beautiful village in France, a few kilometres from Ventoulou.
The castle stands at the end of a rocky plateau forming a spur owing to the presence of a natural fault. It overlooks a part of the countryside known as the four rivers. This castle is one of the finest examples of medieval military architecture.
Located on an overhang looking out over the Dordogne Valley, the castle was built between 1519 and 1534 by Jeanne de Balsac, Lady of Montal. Never completed, the distinction of this Renaissance masterpiece is the exceptional wealth of its sculptures that are worthy of the royal palaces.
Near Rocamadour, right in the middle of the Causses de Gramat on the remains of a Cistercian barn, the Pannonie Castle is a privileged destination for all lovers of art, history and nature who want to get off the beaten path.
Towers of Merle:
A 12th century citadel overlooking the River Maronne, the Towers of Merle are located on the borders of Limousin, Aquitaine and Auvergne. This jewel of medieval Limousin invites you to discover its fortress in a park of 10 ha, a reconstituted peasant farm and a garden of plants cultivated in the Middle Ages at the House of Madège.