COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE
Dear visitors, the entire Château & Jardin des Milandes team is ready to welcome you so may enjoy this exceptional setting. We would like to reassure you regarding your security which is of the utmost importance to us here at the castle. As in 2020, we will apply a strict and regulated hygiene protocol to ensure the safety of each of our visitors. We therefore advise you to purchase your tickets online with our contactless payment system. Wearing a mask is compulsory in all areas including the garden (children under 11 years old are exempt). The provision of hydroalcoholic gel is at several key passing points for our visitors comfort. We regulate the number of persons entering the castle, therefore you may have a slight delay (between 5 to 15 minutes) before entering the castle. These measures are applicable upon your arrival at the entrance to the estate. 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 !