Château de Lanquais

The Dordogne

This château, with portions dating from as early as the 12th century, though much of it is in the later Italian Renaissance style, is fully kitted out with period furnishings.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Dordogne attractions

1. Musée du Tabac

9.58 MILES

Inside the 17th-century Maison Peyrarède, the displays span 3000 years of history and include a collection of ornate pipes.

2. Musée de la Ville

9.67 MILES

Wonderfully musty displays of vintage winemaking equipment and scale models of local river boats.

3. Cloître de Cadouin

9.83 MILES

This Unesco-listed 12th-century Cistercian abbey and its Gothic cloister hide in the forest just south of the Dordogne, along the River Bélingou.

4. Grottes de Maxange


Discovered in 2000 in a stone quarry, this cave system is packed with stalagtites and mineral deposits.

5. Gouffre de Proumeyssac

13.83 MILES

In high season, reserve ahead for a guided tour of this vast cave with sparkling stalactites. It has an aerial basket for viewing the cavern.

6. Place des Cornières

14.47 MILES

From the town’s three gateways, Monpazier’s flat, grid-straight streets lead to the arcaded market square (also known as place Centrale), surrounded by an…

7. Bastideum

14.52 MILES

This small interpretative centre is a good stop for history buffs interested in reading up on bastides, or, for a bit more family fun, playing one of the…

8. Grotte du Sorcier

16.09 MILES

About 8km west of Les Eyzies, near the hamlet of St-Cirq, this privately owned cave features several animal engravings dating from around 15,000 BC to 17…