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The picturesque village of Bourdeilles sits peacefully on the Dronne River in the northern part of the Dordogne department near Brantome.

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France This Way review: although it is small the village of Bourdeilles has a castle and several other sites of interest and a visit is recommended.

The Chateau de Bourdeilles dominates the village and is the center of a visit. In fact the 'chateau de Bourdeilles' consists of two distinct castles - an older castle, and then a larger more recent renaissance castle.

Gardens of the Chateau de Bourdeilles

The older fortress section, dating from the 13th century, is the part containing the the impressive octagonal keep that dominates the skyline of the town, while the adjoining newer 16th century chateau is an altogether more refined building, with rich furnishings throughout.

The chateau gardens are very traditional French style with plenty of small meticulously shaped shrubs and give a lovely backdrop to the chateau.

See more information at our Chateau de Bourdeilles guide.


There is an open square in front of the castle where you can find a couple of cafes and the Bourdeilles tourist office. From here there is also a pretty street running up from the castle entrance to the church, again with carefully maintained gardens lining the path.

If you go around the back of the church you will discover a far-reaching viewpoint across the roofs of Bourdeilles and the surrounding countryside, then you should follow the path down to the river at the bottom of the village.

You can stroll a little way along the banks of the river Dronne in a pleasant setting lined with gardens and trees. The river is also crossed by an ancient stone bridge which overlooks a mill and there is an ancient village washhouse.

Fountain in stone in centre of Bourdeilles

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There are several places near here that we like very much including the lovely town of Brantome, the imposing Chateau de Puyguilhem and the important town of Perigueux, which has one of the largest historic centres in the region.

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Explore elsewhere in the Perigord Vert. You can find more travel ideas in the Dordogne guide and the Aquitaine guide.

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Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a Renaissance castle in the pretty village of Bourdeilles.

Chateau de Bourdeilles guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in the beautiful town of Brantome.

Brantome Abbey guide


In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing abbey, Brantome is a very enjoyable town to explore

Brantome guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new lease of life to this Renaissance style castle

Chateau de Puyguilhem guide


The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies of the Perigord and its castle can be visited in the summer.

Mareuil-en-Perigord guide


One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux has an imposing byzantine cathedral and an extensive medieval old town to explore

Perigueux guide

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Address: Bourdeilles, Brantôme, Périgueux, Aquitaine, 24310, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 45.322778, longitude 0.587777

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