Rendez-vous at the Château of Puyguilhem

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Rendez-vous at the Château of Puyguilhem Château de Puyguilhem 24530 Villars fr

A Renaissance château in Périgord to rival the finest Châteaux of the Loire Valley

Puyguilhem is a delightful Renaissance Château lying at the heart of a wooded valley near Brantôme in Dordogne-Périgord (Aquitaine). It features all the charming architectural and decorative elements that are so typical of the period including large mullioned windows, two staircase towers to the main building, and an upper section ornamented with a balustrade of sculpted shells, foliage and medallions.

Inside, the remarkable vaulted main staircase leads to the great hall and its fireplace illustrating Hercules' Labours. Today the Château de Puyguilhem features an impressive collection of 17th and 18th century furniture and tapestries.

Practical information

  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
  • Guided tour: French

Access

  • 50 km from Angoulême and Périgueux
  • From Bordeaux: A89 Perigueux, then D3
  • From Angoulême: D939 then D98 and D3

Contact

Château de Puyguilhem
24530 Villars