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    Castle Gavaudun

    • Gavaudun, France
    • Castle Gavaudun$$
    • +33 44.560278
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      Gavaudun - castle located in the same village, close to the Perigord Noir. It was built on a rocky outcrop in the XII-XIII centuries, on the main road between the Périgord and Agenais. In close proximity to the castle and the castle Bonaguil Biron.

      In the XIII century was built tower, which rises to 25 meters above the cliff. The castle walls were created without a lot of windows, they were very long, winding. The shape of the castle resembles a kind of polygon.

      Bishop of Perigueux besieged castle and destroyed it for the first time in 1165. During the Hundred Years War, the castle was of central importance in the conflict between England and France. In 1862 the castle was partially restored Gavaudun and enlisted by the Ministry of Culture of France and the historical monuments.

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