Often compared to the Chateaux of the Loire Valley, the Château de Montardy is a true architectural exception among the other Périgord’s castles. Built in the 14th century, it has kept all its authenticity, both in its architecture and in its layout. The 18th century style decoration has been tastefully preserved and will allow you to sleep in vintage four-poster beds.
Located in Green Périgord, the castle overlooks a splendid valley over several kilometers. It is surrounded by a property of 300 hectares.
A vintage drawbridge separates the living room from the garden and brings on a wide terrace. A large outdoor table with chairs, a parasol and a barbecue are at your disposal. Further away, hidden in an intimate environment, you will find a secure pool with sun loungers to relax.
History and famous characters
The Château de Montardy belongs to the LAU family of Allemans since 1427. This feudal castle was transformed over the centuries until the 16th century.
The castle was the favorite place of great men in history such as King Edward VII who used to spend holidays there and hunt. Peter Shaffer was also an iconic character who used to come to the castle. All his plays, including "Amadeus", were written at Château de Montardy.
Finally, Proust speaks of the Marquis du Lau d'Allemans and his family in several volumes of his famous book "A la recherche du temps perdu".