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The Bonaguil castle is a marvel of medieval architecture situated between Périgord and Quercy in the village of Saint-Front-sur-Lémance near Fumel which was built in the 13th century. It forms a set, unique in Europe, of gigantic proportions and in an outstanding state of conservation.

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Castle of Biron

Castle of Biron

15.34km from Bonaguil Castle

The Château de Biron is a castle in the valley of the Lède in France. Chateau de Biron occupies a strategic position on the borders of Périgord and Agenais not far from the fortified town of Monpazier. Today the castle belongs to the département of the Dordogne and is listed among the Major Sites of Aquitaine and as a Historical Monument. The present château bears additions over the centuries that make it a picturesque ensemble.

 Chateau des Milandes

Chateau des Milandes

32.55km from Bonaguil Castle

The Château des Milandes is a French castle located in the commune of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, in the Dordogne department. It was built in 1489 and was then the main residence of the lords of Caumont who also owned the castle of Castelnaud. The windows mullioned covered windows are pierced but turrets, spiral staircases, and gargoyles, architectural elements from the Middle Ages are kept. It was one of the renowned attractions in this area.

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle Castle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle Castle

32.66km from Bonaguil Castle

A majestic 12th century castle which stands high over the Dordogne valley, with magnificent views of the Châteaux of Beynac, Jardins de Marqueyssac and the medieval village of La Roque-Gageac. It was now a museum displaying the art of warfare in the Middle Ages. Inside, it has a unique private collection of arms and armour, as well as furniture from the period. The castle has a picturesque setting on the side of a hill and offers magnificent panoramic views over the Dordogne Valley.

The Marqueyssac gardens

The Marqueyssac gardens

34.08km from Bonaguil Castle

The garden of Marqueyssac is one of the finest achievements in the history of French gardens. It consists of six kilometers of shaded alleys, edged by 150,000 had pruned, hundred-year-old box trees. This garden was set on a rocky spur which overlooking the Dordogne valley. This immaculately maintained garden was developed around a traditional 17th-century chateau and offer a befitting belvedere balcony from where visitors can enjoy glorious views of the Dordogne Valley 130 meters below.

Pont Valentré

Pont Valentré

34.7km from Bonaguil Castle

Pont Valentré is a 14th-century six-span fortified stone arch bridge crossing the Lot River to the west of Cahors, in France. This massive bridge took 70 years to complete from 1308 to 1378 and never saw combat, although its arduous construction lead to a legend of a deal with the devil. The bridge was classified in 1998 as a world heritage site and it can only be crossed by foot.

Château de Beynac

Château de Beynac

35.15km from Bonaguil Castle

A 12th-century majestic castle which was one of the most authentic and well-conserved in the region. It offers a magnificent view over the valley of five castles. It was built on a plateau with a sheer cliff to one side on the banks of the Dordogne River. Surrounding the chateau is the lovely village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, one of Frances Les plus beaux villages de France or designated Beautiful Villages.

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.

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