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Beautiful château saved to become major tourist venue
This Château de BRIDOIRE, wonderful 15th century building situated in the village of RIBAGNAC south from BERGERAC has been completely restored and opened to the public on the 1rst of JULY 2012.
Catherine and Jacques GUYOT, the owners, have lived in and worked on an 18th century château in the LOIRE.
Since 2010 They worked to transform the château de BRIDOIRE into a tourist site. They have restored the chapel, the kitchens, the dining room and the billiard room.
Evening visits will be organized during july and august where visitors will be met by costumed guests and where the rooms will be lit by candles
In the castle : in an ambience of a family house rediscovered and refurnished, there shall be billiards, board games, and musical or literary games. A lively calligraphy workshop and also the study of ancient seals. A guessing game based on the five senses in kitchens.
Outside , families and friends can play traditional games, for example , there is a giant chessboard.Twenty traditional French games: the Jeu de la Poutre (various contests on a round beam), the Jeu de la Boulie, the Jeu d’Oies (snakes and ladders with geese), Jeu des Planches, and also Medieval War Games.
EASY ACCES / DORDOGNE BY AIR
The Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport welcomes direct flights from 11 British towns:
With Ryanair, from Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, London (Stansted)
Ryanair, 0871 2460 000, www.ryanair.com
With Flybe, from Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, London (Gatwick), Southampton
Flybe, 0871 7000 123, www.flybe.com
With Jet2.com from Leeds Bradford
Jet2.com, 0871 226 1 737, www.jet2.com
Information, fares, bookings
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport
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