Chateau Riandaule

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Description from the owner

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 12

Type: House

Chateau Riandaule

Located 90 km east of Bordeaux along the historical Dordogne River, this older Chateaux was built in stages from the 16th -19th centuries and has been beautifully updated for the modern day traveler. With a renovated kitchen, 5 bedrooms (the attic has 4 single beds!), 3 full baths, full laundry, 4 working fireplaces, cozy living room , a library with internet and 7 acres of gardens with small pool, your stay at Rianduale will have you feeling like you belong to the area!

This “home away from home” is available for long or short term rental and will accommodate a couple or a complete family very comfortably. With lot’s of ...Read more

About the owner

victoria councell

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  • Response time More than a week
  • Calendar updated 3 months ago
  • Overall rating
    4.9 / 5.0 based on 8 reviews


Chateau Riandaule
Bergerac, Aquitaine, France

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Additional Location Information

Find Bergerac on a map and draw a semicircle radiating out from it to the west - this is where Riandaule is located! A car is virtually essential to appreciate the area, as so many of its charms are hidden down tiny lanes and forest roads.

Although the Dordogne is beautiful throughout the year, it is most beautiful in the spring, when the many fruit orchards are in bloom, and the fall, when the light is rich and the landscape alive with color. In July and August, it is beautiful, too with bustling villages and tourists from all over. In the fall, the vineyards are bursting with the colors of orange, yellow and green and in the winter, the region feels like a medieval playground.

Whatever your interests, the Dordogne will suit you. The scenery is magical, and just driving around on the tortuous country lanes through the forest and over the hills and along the rivers is pure pleasure. There are numerous "plus beaux villages de France," including Beynac. La Roque-Gageac, St-Leon-sur-Vezere, Domme, and Belves. The markets are some of the finest in France, with many desginated as "marches de France." The town of Sarlat, the market hub of the region, has been restored to its 17th-18th-century magnificence with such perfection that it is lit at night by gas lamps and is the set for myriad French movies.

The Dordogne is rich in layer upon layer of history, too. There are more than 150 prehistoric sites along the Vezere river alone. The best known prehistoric site is, of course, Lascaux II, which though a reproduction will still give you goosebumps. Others include Font-de-Gaume and Combarelles in Les Eyzies (chromatic paintings); Rouffignac and Bara-Bahau (engravings); and numerous smaller sites with sculpture, dwellings, shelters, and other prehistoric goodies. The Village Troglodytique de la Madeleine and the nearby Roque St-Christophe are sites where man has lived in successive periods of history for as many as 50,000 years or more.

If prehistory doesn't grab you, perhaps the vestiges of the Hundred Years War will. The cliffs overhanging the rivers are lined with impressive castles dating from the 10th to 12th centuries. At Castelnaud you can see a catapult exhibition and watch a video that will teach you how to sack a castle. The Chateau de Beynac has been carefully restored in the past ten years and now houses a nice collection of medieval furniture. The castles on the north side of the river were French; those on the south, English.

Renaissance and later castles litter the hillsides, too. You can visit Josephine Baker's 19th-century chateau, Les Milandes, where she gathered her brood of adopted children.

All of this and more is at your doorstep when you stay at Riandaule! We will include the use of a GPS for getting around and maps, books, and suggested trips abound in the library!

More About This Location

Rural retreats, Waterfront

Getting There

Nearest train station: Bergerac, 11.99 miles
Nearest airport: Bordeaux, 60.02 miles
Car is recommended



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