There are many delightful chateaux in the Périgord, and many of these are quite close to Brantôme.

This list contains a wide range of historical chateaux and their splendid gardens, dating from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance and the classical 17th century.

Some are open in just July and August, others most of the year, but it’s worth checking their websites for updated visit times. Map of nearby chateaux

Chateau de Puyguilhem

An early Renaissance, Val de Loire style with sculptured decoration Website

La Chapelle Faucher

Overlooking the Coles Valley in the High Périgord, this chateau has been in the same family for over 500 years Website

Chateau de Richemont

This castle and funeral chapel were the final resting place of 16th century Brantôme abbot and author, Pierre de Bourdeilles Website

Chateau de Bourdeilles

This former barony of the Périgord comprises a feudal fortress and Renaissance palace.  The furniture was added later, donated by the previous owners Website

Chateau de Puymartin

This castle has been in the same family since 1450 and has some outstanding furniture and tapestries, as well as 17th paintings Website

Chateau Les Bories

Highlights include a gothic kitchen, monumental stone staircase, and terrace overlooking the river Isle.

Chateau de Jumilhac

The first count of Jumilhac was an alchemist and scholar who left a mysterious imprint on this impressive estate. He was so covetous of his wife that he kept her a prisoner in a room for 30 years, where she spent her time spinning. The castle is magnificent, and the gardens astonishingly beautiful.  Website

Map of nearby chateaux