A romantic medieval chateau for weekly rental in the Dordogne

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A romantic medieval chateau for weekly rental in the Dordogne

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Chateau Raysse


Chateau Raysse rests close to the River Dordogne and the tiny village of Cazoules with its bar / restaurants. It is idyllic cycling and walking territory along dedicated paths.
Chateau Raysse is a gorgeous hideaway for families, seminars, weddings or workgroups.

Getting there is easy. It is close to four international airports and rail. Chateau Raysse is situated in a lush countryside of wooded hills and hidden valleys, vineyards, walnut groves and orchards, fields of maize and sunflowers, farms producing foie gras, towering chateaux and ancient villages and towns, which scatter a landscape steeped in history.

There is a quality of life here, old values still exist together with the benefits of modern living and the people are open and welcoming. Almost everywhere you go are restaurants ranging from family run country ones to gastronomic, all at reasonable prices.


The Abbey, Souillac
La Roque Gageac

Welcome to Chateau Raysse

An informal Twelfth-Century Rustic Castle of romance and charm suitable for weddings and embracing three adjacent properties: the Chateau, Maison du Parc and Pigeonnier

Our enchanted Dordogne castle

In Arcadian Périgord, guarding the Dordogne Valley close to the gorgeous famous River, in the South West of France, Chateau Raysse is a resplendent Mediaeval chateau constructed in the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. The ancient estate of 12 hectares comprises three main rental properties and two swimming pools. The Chateau itself comprises three living rooms and seven bedrooms. The charming estate includes two other rental properties, La Maison Du Parc, a converted annexe sleeping 18 people and Le Pigeonnier, a reworked pigeon house that sleeps up to five.
Chateau Raysse emerges from 20 acres of meadows, centennial trees and wilderness. Sunshine shards dapple secluded spots in the expansive gardens and desultory walks snake through the woods.Children love our animals.

More on our enchanted castle

We have several gambolling deer, a bossy donkey – Vanille – and two quizzical sheep – Esmeralda and Quasimodo.
The estate offers two swimming pools, a steam room, a secure trampoline and (in the Maison du Parc) a full-size snooker table. There is a range of activities to choose near the estate, including canoeing, golf, a zip-line obstacle course, a water park (in July and August) and horse-riding.

Our History dates back to 1155

The castle’s tower was laid in the middle of the twelfth century for the Raysse family, allies of the French Aquitaine duchy which was unpatriotically siding with Eleanor and her English husband Richard the Lionheart against the French king Louis VII. The body of the Chateau was built at the end of the religious wars (about 1690).The overlayings of history interweave the fibrous cultural interstices of Chateau Raysse in this ancient land, the Perigord, which is the birthplace of modern (Cro Magnon) man.

The Best Experience Ever

“Imagine you, your family and friends at your wedding in a medieval chateau. Your wedding will cost you less than a wedding back home”

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Becky Dawson-Tuck, June 2019

I had the pleasure of staying for a week to attend my friend's wedding. Château du Raysse is everything you could want, the views of surrounding area are perfect, the gardens are beautiful and the rooms inside are very exciting and comfortable. The chateau is an amazing place to stay for a wedding but equally fantastic for exploring the area .
Becky Dawson

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