Bastides & Castles

Bastide de Monpazier - La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes


In the heart of rolling countryside, discover this Bastide of the XIIIth century, built in only four years. The majestic central market hall, located on the main square, still houses the traditional markets since 1269 and faces the fortified church. Do not miss the Wednesday and Saturday morning markets where you can meet local producers and craftspeople. In July and August, every Monday evening from 6 pm, you’ll find night market under the hall with musical entertainment, walks with donkeys …

From  La Parenthèse  : 5 min


Discover the Medieval Festivals of Monflanquin. Two days of festivals with parades, people that walked straight out of midieval times, traditional meals made according traditionnal recipies, shows with animal for big and small, tournament of knighthood. Monflanquin plunges into its history with a village decorated in the colors of those days, taverns and pubs on every street corner and a beautiful medieval market. A parade with torches will be ended by a spectacle of fire on the Cap del Pech. Do not miss : The Museum of the Bastides, those cities of the Middle Ages that appeared in the South West of France between the XIII and the XIV th century.

Festival Period : august

Distance from La Parenthèse  : 8 min

Fêtes Médiévales de Monflanquin


Between Sarlat and Bergerac, at a distance from Villeneuve sur lot, Cahors and Lot, the township of Monpazier offers visitors many riches. The Bastide de Monpazier (13th century): authentic jewel of medieval architecture, considered the most beautiful aBnd as the model among the 300 bastides of the south-west.

Opening Period : all year

From  La Parenthèse  : 15 min


A proud sentinel overlooking the Upper Led Valley between Périgord and Agenais, Château de Gavaudun crowns a 40-meter rocky outcrop built in the 11th and 12th centuries. Playful and thematic activities are organized according to the envy and the age of its visitors.

Opening Period : all year

From  La Parenthèse  : 20 min

Bonaguil Castles 

The Castel of  Bonaguil, du haut de son éperon rocheux, il domine la vallée et le village médiéval. Il forme un Discover the Castle of Bonaguil, from the top of its rocky spur, it dominates the valley and the medieval village. It forms an ensemble, unique in Europe, of gigantic proportions and in a remarkable state of conservation. Bonaguil is today an obligatory reference for the specialist, an ideal pedagogical tool for the pupil and the teacher and a place of pleasure for each visitor. Numerous activities are offered to children and adults all year round: treasure hunts, nocturnes, medieval, theater festival …

Opening Period : all year

From  La Parenthèse  : 40 min


Discover the city of Bergerac, a proud city on the banks of the Dordogne, majestic gabarres that animate the river every day, a magnificent Renaissance town and … the ghost of Cyrano who never put his big nose here !

Opening Period : all year

From  La Parenthèse  : 40 min



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