COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE
Dear visitors, following the government announcement of Monday July 12, 2021 concerning the health situation, the entrance to the castle will require from Wednesday July 21, 2021 a vaccination certificate or a valid PCR test which was carried out in the last 24 hours for adults from 18 years old and since September 30, 2021 for children from 12 years old. We do not take reservations at the castle: all our visitors are welcome at any time and with a health pass! It is an advantage to visit the castle during one of our Bird of Prey Displays as the castle will normally have less people visiting at this time. For more details on these measures, please click below.
A feminine style castle exuding charm.
François de Caumont, Lord of Castelnaud built Milandes in 1489 to please his wife, Claude de Cardaillac.
The exceptionnal destiny of a woman out of common
The castle, awarded “Maison des Illustres” in 2012 by the French Ministry of Culture devotes its rooms to the most famous resident of the 20th century, Josephine Baker.
breathes new air
The present garden was originally designed at the beginning of the XX century by Jules Vacherot, a famous landscape architect of that period. His expertise and exceptional design skills enabled Milandes to enter into the closed circle of the “Perigord Gardens” registered under the title of Historic Monuments.
The bird of prey display
or The art of Falconry
The castle’s north facade, overlooking the Dordogne valley hosts our spectacular bird of prey display where a dozen birds are presented to you. Passionate, our falconers take you into the fascinating universe of our birds. A truly magical family moment !