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Chateau de Puymartin, Sarlat-la-Caneda

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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Where to stay in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Chances are good that if you stay in Sarlat-la-Caneda, you'll be housed in a historical building. Many hotels and other lodgings in this medieval capital are in old mansions and structures that have existed for many centuries. While the range of choices does include a few more modern hotels, most are beautiful family-owned spots where you might expect to eat meals with the owners. It's hard to go wrong in terms of location, but staying close to the historical center is best. Also, take note that hotels in this region tend to fill up quickly in the summer, so be sure to book before you arrive.
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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 »
  • Lovely and pretty small Chateau very close to Sarlat. Most rooms are furnished with period furniture and the guide book gave good information about the history and contents of the rooms. However, its ...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle and our guide super nice and very pro and very good knowledge about the history of this castle. I recommend everyone to go see.
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  • Nice, nice small charming Castle. A few pieces to visit, want to see more...
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  • A beautiful Castle located on a pleasant Hill. Well worth your visit and the history of the give me Blanche. Although privately owned, it admits visits during many days of the year.
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  • Great Castle, to take with the guide for the same price, the story is very interesting.
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  • See a castle, take the guided tour for the anecdotes and a bit of history
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