Bridoire Castle A castle that hit the headlines!

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Purple Périgord

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    • Bridoire, a castle that hit the headlines!

      In the heart of the Monbazillac vineyard, discover the incredible history of a castle which almost disappeared in the 20th century! Bridoire saw its construction spread from the end of the 12th century to the 19th century. Inhabited by the Foucauld family from 1806 to 1938, the castle was sold. Bridoire then became the scene of a political-media saga linked to Bokassa and gradually fell into neglect in the 1980s. 30 years of looting followed before the expropriation and repurchase of the castle by the Guyot family in 2011.

      In 2012 , after major work, the castle opened its doors to the public for the first time.

      Bridoire is now saved and inhabited all year round by its owners.

      Today it is the liveliest site in Bergerac with its 15 furnished rooms on 3 levels and its stables with horses and mini ponies. Bridoire is also Le Château des Jeux: 100 old-fashioned and giant games for all ages indoors and in the castle park ( archery and crossbow shooting, games of skill and reflex, giant chessboard, life-size goose game, grass skis, board games, etc.).


      In summer, enjoy a quick restaurant in the castle courtyard to spend the day on the site!


      Activities in July and August : lively historical cuisine with making madeleines with Périgord hazelnut flour, meeting with the Princess and introduction to sword fighting with the Knight of Bridoire.


      Optional: to extend the adventure, lose yourself in the labyrinths of the Mysterious Valley, two courses of challenges and enigmas in a breathtaking natural and wild setting! Duration of the course 1h30-2h / 2 courses of your choice / Closed shoes required.


      For more thrills, we offer nighttime Murder escape games throughout the castle on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in July and August.


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Traveller Reviews Bridoire Castle

4.6 sur 5 3160 reviews

  • Robert Taylor

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Robert Taylor on 11/06/2024

    The Chateau is ok, it won't take you long to get around it, the gardens on the other hand are great if you have younger children. It is filled with lots of games for them to play with. I would say it is overpriced, but we weren't charged as there wasn't anybody there to take the admission fee.

  • patheesen

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by patheesen on 05/05/2024

    Great castle with old fashioned games in the gardens. The perfect way to spend an afternoon with the kids.

  • Maria Boardwell

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Maria Boardwell on 02/04/2024

    The best place to take the kids! We go at least twice a year (Halloween & Easter) Each year the decoration and events get better and better! It’s really well looked after, the staff are amazing! The picnic area is great, the games are awesome! Thank you P.s. I always buy my ticket before, simply to make sure we can get in!

Traveller Reviews Bridoire Castle

4.5 sur 5 848 reviews

  • "Best place for kids ever !"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Roundhaylady on 25/08/2023

    What a fabulous place for kids (and adults) ! So many games to play which could have kept us all entertained for hours to be honest. The chateau has games throughout to keep the kids interest while...

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  • "A great castle to visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Louise8866 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 18/08/2023

    We really enjoyed our visit to this castle. It is fun to look around and to read about some of the history. You can access the castle and the fun lawn games for one price or you can pay extra for...

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  • "A unique Airbnb find"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Calvertonstreethawk (Woking, United Kingdom) on 10/04/2023

    Beautiful castle and a perfect hostess. Wonderful opportunity to have a good look at this stunning place as they got everything ready for Easter.

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Address

Bridoire
24240 Ribagnac

Contacts

Cell : 06 31 83 92 99

GPS coordinates

44° 46'4.67"N, 0° 27'31.18"E

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