Château de Biron, Biron

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Château de Biron bears a history steeped in conflict, having changed hands several times between the 12th and 15th centuries before Charles de Gontaut, duc de Biron, claimed it as his own. The present structure features additions completed over the centuries that make for an interesting ensemble: a 12th-century keep, 16th-century living quarters, a chapel, and vaulted kitchens. Locals purchased the castle in 1978, wanting to restore it. It's currently open to the public for tours--with audio-guides in English available. Put Château de Biron into our Biron planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Biron.
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  • He was by far. Impressive, it does surprise me that this is one of the largest in the South West! Very friendly, a nice tour. Splendid fireplaces, parquet... A huge kitchen, of frescoes! And a panorama breathtaking. Too bad there was no orientation... table the Castle missing furniture and a model, but the guide very kindly explained the history of the places to which explains this lack of furniture... A wonderful site, lovely staff. To see even if it is slightly away from the other attractions of the Dordogne. And yet there are also many things beautiful to see in the surrounding area: monpazier, Belvès, monflanquin, gavaudun...
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  • Biron was one of the four baronies of Périgord. Situated in a village of barely a hundred inhabitants, the Castle Show style from different epochs. that it comprise of the 13th century the 18th where various films have been shot. There is a joint entry to visit the Castle and the cloister of Cadouin.
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  • Really a beautiful medieval castle with an interesting story. A part was renovated recently. For been there 4 years ago and income this summer (2017), I noted that the explanations by the guide and the guided tour it was reduced. There is a lot to learn about this castle can be by visiting out of season guides are more verbose...
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  • Simply fantastic. In our visit in Feb 18, we were the only visitors. Dramatic views, enclosed courtyards, amazing balconies, turrets, garderobes, battlements, spiral staircases... Amazing building. Highly recommended.
  • The perfect French Castle! See this if you can.
  • Nice castle overlooking the region. Only building is left (no furniture). Uphill walk from free steet parking and stairs inside. History of castle very interesting so a guided tour or guide is useful. It stayed in same family for about a thousand years!
  • Surprised at how much I enjoyed this place. All the signs, displays and talks appear to be in French but it is a beautiful castle. Make sure you go to all rooms right up to the top as the views are amazing.
  • Fascinating history and stunning architecture. Admission seems on the high side for the region but well worth it once inside.

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