Local Dordogne Towns & Villages
Les Milandes is situated in one of the prettiest parts of the region, close to many beautiful Dordogne towns and villages.
Château de Milandes (in the village)
Chateau des Milandes is in the village and overlooks the Dordogne river. It was home to Josephine Baker. She awed Paris with her flamboyant revues in the first half of the twentieth century and later moved to Les Milandes where she famously adopted twelve children known as the “Rainbow Tribe”. The Chateau now features an exhibition to her extraordinary life as well as parkland and formal French gardens. Well worth a visit, there are also falconry displays and a small restaurant.
Parc des Milandes (in the village)
Built by Jospephine Baker, the Parc now has a restaurant and bar. It is a beautiful place to sit with a beer or glass of wine and absorb the beauty of the Dordogne river flowing past. There is also a tennis court, swimming pool and mini golf. The parc is just a five minute walk from Les Milandes.
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle – 5 km E
Our nearest village and on the river. There is a beach which has a very good little cafe/brasserie with an outside terrace. The village also has a butcher, baker, small supermarket and canoe rental. It is overlooked by a magnificent Medieval Chateau which was occupied by the English during the Hundred Years’ War. The museum of medieval weaponry should appeal to boys of all ages!
Beynac – 7km N
The village rises dramatically from the valley floor through narrow medieval streets to the magnificent Chateau perched high on the cliffs. The fortress provides stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside. Beynac has a good selection of shops, galleries, restaurants and hotels. It is a great canoe stop!
Roque Gageac – 7km NE
One of the “plus belles villages de France” the village rises from the valley floor to an incredible rock face which is floodlit at night. There is a church, boat excursions, Chateau and a good choice of restaurants and shops.
Domme – 10km E
One of the best preserved hilltop bastide Dordogne towns. Enter through one of three 13th century gateways and enjoy the stunning views. Truly beautiful, stroll through streets unchanged over the centuries. Sit in one of the pretty squares and watch the world go by.
Dordogne Towns – St Cyprien 10km NW
This is the town nearest to Les Milandes with major amenities. Supermarkets, doctors, garages, maison de la presse are all here as well as a wonderful market on Sundays. There are several cafes and producers of foie gras, confit, rillettes and other local products.
Sarlat – 18km NE
Sarlat is the capital of the Perigord Noir and absolutely stunning. It has been immaculately restored. Wandering through beautiful medieval streets among fifteenth and sixteenth century houses constructed in mellow honey coloured stone it is easy to be transported back in time. Enjoy a drink in the main square or visit one of the many contemporary shops.
Les Eyzies – 25km N
If you would like to find out more about Les Milandes or the Dordogne towns and villages close by, please contact us.