The property, which is owned by the département of the Dordogne, is listed as a Major Site of Aquitaine and as a Historic Monument. The buildings present a diversity and accumulation of architectural styles which bear witness to the former glory of this family of valiant soldiers and powerful lords who found favour with many kings.Read more
Discover the castle of Biron, one of the largest in the south-west of France. This "stone vessel" offers a panorama of more than thirty kilometers!Read more
Biron Castle provides one of the Dordogne’s principal contemporary art exhibition spaces. During the summer of 2018, Damien Cabanes’ work is on show in an exhibition entitled “Is it Possible to Draw a Colour?” (closing date: 4 November 2018).Read more
Due to the architectural evolution of the chateau through different styles and numerous wars over the centuries, Chateau de Biron was eventually obliged to close various rooms to the public for vital renovation work. I was lucky enough to visit most of these rooms before they were closed off, particularly those whose parquet floors and windows and doors were very, very damaged. The spectacular renovations undertaken by specialist “artists” means that the chateau can now be visited fully in all its magnificent splendour.
I particularly fell in love with this chateau right from the beginning. Following the winding, picturesque road up to the castle, it suddenly loomed majestically before me, reminding me of something out of an old history book. Climb a few more steps and, wow, the panoramic view is enough to take your breath away! It is the most beautiful 360° view of valleys, woodland, vineyards and lakes possible! Your best bet: on Thursday evenings in summer, a local farmers market sets up in the castle’s courtyard where you can taste all sorts of local produce.
The thing I loved most was the vastness of this castle, perched on its promontory… Not knowing this corner of the Dordogne, I stumbled across the site one winter morning and the memory of a gigantic castle, rising up through the mist after miles and miles of forest, will stay with me forever.
Ceramic Exhibition Monumen'Terre
For ten years now, four young ceramicists - Boris Cappe, Tristan Chambaud-Heraud, Arnaud Erhard and Virginie Preux - have been working around a traditional Japanese oven they have built in Abjat-sur-Bandiat. This coated oven - Anagama in Japanese - has...
The visitor is made very welcome during a very pleasant visit. Splendid fireplaces and wood parquet floors… An immense kitchen, frescoes!And a panoramic view to take your breath away! A marvellous site with wonderful employees.
Enchanting, from the moment you glimpse the chateau dominating the valley from the road… and the enchantment continues during the actual visit.Do take the guided visit as the guide is excellent. Majestic!
This chateau is one of the veritable jewels of the Dordogne. From the impregnable view over everything that surrounds it, we can really understand its history, while the architecture makes it clear how many different eras it has lived through.