Château des Milandes

A 15th century building restored in the 20th century, this castle is famous for having been the home of Josephine Baker.

A visit includes the discovery of a magnificent French garden and falconry demonstrations.

The castle

Built in 1489 by François de Caumont, this Renaissance castle has a marvellous panorama over the Dordogne Valley. Slate roofs, woodwork, large mullioned windows and admirably preserved stained glass windows constitute the architectural and aesthetic charm of the building.

The garden and the park

The current garden was designed by Jules Vacherot, a great 20th century landscape architect. It is definitely a French garden, over many terraces with fountains, boxwood and flowerbeds. During your walk you will discover many species of trees: Atlas cedars, beech, oaks, Virginia tulip trees, umbrella pines…