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Distance from La Barde: 20 minutes

Fenelon, feudal fortress of Black Perigord

Feudal fortress of Black Perigord, Fenelon has been the native home of François Armand de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon, well-known under his writer name “Fenelon”, who lived during the Enlightenment Century of Louis XIV. Today, the Château is private, still occupied by its owners.

Classified as “Historic Monument”, it’s one of the Château that we recommend the visit to our guests, and especially for old stones lovers. Encircled with 3 fortified walls, the Château looks like it was in the old days with an impressive “lauze” roof. Fenelon is perfectly restored and every room has period decoration with parquets, furnitures and tapestries.

The site is open from Easter to All Saints Day holidays. It’s closed on Saturday and during the low season on Tuesday too. You will find all the prices information here.

We visited it for you !

Visiting Fenelon is traveling through time and discovering the feudal period to the Dordogne-Perigord area. Inside and outside, it contains a lot of wealth that we were so delighted to see ! The little extra ? The Cabinet of Wonders with a lot of unusual and mysterious items, normally brought back by explorers from very distant lands !!


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