Once upon a time ... it often starts like this:
Once upon a time, there was a legend: Périgord would be the land of 1001 châteaux!
The Good Lord wanted to dot the Kingdom of France with castles. So he went with a heavy bag and, on the fly, like wheat, he threw handfuls of castles here and there.
He had already traveled through many counties when, passing through the Périgord, he gave a good nudge to pull up his enormous satchel.
But he noticed that it was punctured: it was yawning widely, letting towers, curtain walls and pepper shakers escape.
So, before getting back to Paradise to renew his supply of battlements and machicolations, the Father shook the bottom of his bag on the stony hillsides of the Dordogne, Vézère, Dronne and Auvézère.
And so much and so much that no country was found richer in castles, manors and manor houses.
Jean Secret, Le Périgord, châteaux, manoirs et gentilhommières, Taillandier, 1966.
Château le Verdoyer could not be out of this program!
And it is with the restaurant that we participate: creation of a Verdoyer menu proposed from may the 29th to june the 13th, every evening (except Wednesday) as well as Sunday june the 6th, for lunch.
In addition, on Sunday lunch 30/05, for french Mother's day and Saturday 05/06 for dinner, music will be given, as well as a second menu : « le menu d’ici »..
But all around us, several castles offer additional entertainment, and some will exceptionally open their doors to visitors!
For example :
Château de Bourdeilles : visites thématiques et/ou théâtralisées, Ateliers
Château de Richement : Lectures de poèmes
Château de la Combe : ateliers sculpture de pierre pour enfants
Château de Bellussière : ouverture au Public
Château d’Aucors : Expo/vente d’artisanat d’Art
Château de Nontron : visites et conférences
Tour de Piégut : Présentation et Histoire de la Tour
Château de Jumilhac : Visites « cape et d’épée » et visites nocturnes
Château de Puyguilhem : Ateliers enfants et visites nocturnes
Château de Saulnier : ouverture au Public
Plus d’exemples sur www.chateauxenfete.com