Visit Chateau de Losse
The Chateau de Losse is a very attractive castle which sits on the banks of the Vezere river. It is surrounded by remparts and a moat, though the moat no longer has water in it. The Renaissance castle was built inside the walls of the medieval fortress in 1576 and has great views over the river.
You enter the castle across a bridge over the moat and on to a fortified gatehouse which is the largest of its kind in Europe. This leads to the courtyard from where you get lovely views of the Renaissance castle.
Inside the castle a wonderful stone staircase sweeps majestically to the upper floors. The dining room has a wonderful stone vaulted ceiling and the rooms are filled with 15th and 16th century furniture.
A large terrace at the back of the castle offers views over the river .
Surrounding the Chateau de Losse are its lovely gardens - awarded 'Jardin Remarquable' status in 2004. The gardens are laid out in a French formal stlye with walls of box hedging clipped into symettrical shapes. These are filled with catmints and lavenders and in my favourite part - the 'Chemin de Ronde' these are softened by the planting of white, scented roses.
The Chateau de Losse is open every day except Saturday, 12pm to 6pm. You can take your own picnic and sit in the 'Princess garden' to eat it.
The Chateau de Losse has 'starred' in various films including Ever After with Drew Barrymore.
Places to Visit Near to the Chateau de Losse
Le Thot to the north of Chateau de Loss is a museum and park dedicated to Cro-Magnon life. The museum has an interesting exhibition explaining the techniques used prehistoric cave paintings such as those at Lascaux and Font de Gaume. Its reconstituted paintings include some from Lascaux which cannot be seen on a visit to the caves.
In the park at Le Thot there are animals whose ancestors are those which roamed the land in prehistoric times. These include reindeer and Przewalski horses.
Map of Chateau de Losse & places to visit nearbySaint-Leon-sur-Vezere 4km
Lascaux caves 4km
La Roque Saint Christophe 7km
Le Moustier 7km
Maison Forte de Reignac 9km
Saint Amand de Coly 10km
Saint Genies 10km
Chateau de Commarque 12km
Font de Gaume 13km
Grotte du Grand Roc 14km
Saint Crepin Carlucet 14km
Les Eyzies caves 14km
Les Eyzies 17km
This page in French: Chateau de Losse (version Francais)