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Château des Milandes
Château des Milandes
Château and gardens des Milandes
The former residence of Josephine Baker
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Château and gardens des Milandes

The former residence of Josephine Baker
Visit the site of one of the most exceptional women of the 20th century! The tour of this15th century castle (1h45 to 3hrs) gives a wonderful glimpse into the life of Josephine Baker whose fate still remains out of the ordinary. Through the castle's 15 rooms: drawing room displaying Josephine's dresses, Art Deco bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and a room with magnificient 15th century beams that has been dedicated to Josephine Baker's courageous efforts for France during the Second World War.

Dates and opening hours

10 February 2018 to 11 March 2018: 2pm – 6pm
31 March to 30 April: 10am – 6.30pm
1 May to 10 July & September: 9.30am – 7pm
11 July to 31 August: 9.30am – 8pm
1 to 27 October: 10am – 6.30pm
28 October to 11 November: 10am – 6pm
22 Decembre 2018 to 6 January 2019: 1pm – 7pm


  • Christmas holidays
    from 22/12/2018 to 06/01/2019
    from 13h00 to 19h00

    Closed the 25th December and the 1st January

    During this period, we are planning activities for children, adolescents and adults.
    For the musketeer workshops parents are welcome to join in the fun with their children if the
    sessions are not full. Our workshops are very interactive!

  • Musketeer workshop: “Sword in hand” (children from 5 to 13 years old)
    from 15h00 to 17h00

    If your children would like to have a go at fencing, then share a lesson with Lord de Caumont-La
    Force! Children will be welcomed by the son of Lord de Caumont who is looking for aspiring musketeers to present to the king. They will wear the celebrated costume of the musketeers and discover the art of fencing in total safety. Attacks, parries, dodging: the workshop lasts 30 minutes and takes place in the ‘Aula’ of the castle, the Lord’s living quarters. At the end of the workshop, the children can show their parents the art of combat that they have learnt. There is no supplement for the animations.
    Places limited to 12 children.

  • Falconry workshop for children (Children from 5 to 12 years)
    from 26/12/2018 to 31/01/2019
    at 14h00

    Come and play in the chateau as a princess or a falconer! Discover the world of birds of prey – with costumes and handling of falconry accessories. Surprises await you.

    For this workshop the children are invited to dress up either as a princess or a falconer to assist the falconer in his work: a playful interlude during which you can learn the art of falconry. The whole family is invited to participate, within the limit of the number of places available: max. 15 children per workshop.
    Workshop at 2 p.m. (added due to high demand) and at 4 p. m. from the 26th to the 31st December 2018; and from the 2nd to the 4th January 2019.


  • Giftshop
  • Restaurant snack
  • Picnic area
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Animals not permitted
  • Photos not allowed
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Holiday cheques accepted
  • Monument historique
  • Jardin remarquable
  • Dordogne en famille
* This route is provided for information. You may have to follow a different route because of works, traffic jam, weather conditions, diversions or other disturbances.

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