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Chateau de Puymartin, Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Take a guided tour through Chateau de Puymartin, a castle originally built in the 13th century. Access is by tour only, and you'll get a thorough explanation of sumptuous tapestries, antiques, and other curios housed within. The property was enlarged in 1450 and restored in the 19th century, remaining in the hands of the Saint-Clar family until the 18th century, when it was abandoned--although some say one of the Saint-Clars never left. Legend has it that 16th-century occupant Teresa Saint-Clar roams the ramparts of the castle at night. Teresa was surprised with her lover by her husband, and as punishment was imprisoned in a small room in the tower for 15 years. The story goes that upon his death, she was walled into the room. Guided tours are in French only, but an informational brochure is available in English. Use our Sarlat-la-Caneda vacation planner to visit Chateau de Puymartin on your trip to Sarlat-la-Caneda, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was the last day in Dordogne and last chateau to visit. The weather was absolutely perfect for the end of September and not many tourists. We pretty much had the hole chateau to ourselves. Amazin...  more »
  • This is a lovely visit. The family still occupies a portion of the chateau, and your visit helps keep the place going, so that's a good thing. There's lots to see, including rooms with furniture and h...  more »
  • Visit this castle, meet with a separate world. A family Castle, with halls and rooms which are still inhabited. Noteworthy painted walls, the roofs and the legend of la dame blanche ....
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  • An excellent reception, a visit more as complete a flawless setting a breakfast at the top, a very nice owner and perfect rooms. Anyway thank you very much we will be back! The young band in search of White Lady!
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  • Adorable and passionate, wonderful discovery of this beautiful castle with a guide! Unforgettable tour of the strange mythological cabinet and the House of the poor White Lady! Discover...
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  • Visit day too fast, it's a beautiful castle many parts can not be visited, for which the visit at night there was too crowded, two actors reciting fables from the fountain throughout the visit with very little explanation on the Castle and visit a guide not up to the job, short of night to avoid
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  • Very good 1:15 with a very nice young tour guide who knows his subject. The anecdotes are many and we see not the visit pass.
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  • Great castles. The guide very well explain...
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