Films and movies set in the Dordogne

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Given the attractions of the region, the castles, and the authentic medieval backdrop, it is not surprising that the Dordogne is a frequent location for films. In fact Sarlat's claim to fame is that it has had more films shot here than anywhere in France apart from Paris and Nice! Some of the films made (at least in part) in the Dordogne include:

Bed & Breakfast (2006): Americans on holiday in France seeking an old friend...(Chateau de Commarque)

Dark Woods (1989): Whirlwind romance, couple get married, turns out he is not so nice...(French: Les Bois Noirs) (Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac and Perigueux)

The Butcher (1970): murder, suspense and romance (French: Le Boucher) (Tremolat)

The Bride (1985): Remake of Frankenstein (Sarlat)

Clash of Steel (1962): 16th century historical action drama (French: Chevalier de Pardaillan) (Monpazier, Chateau de Biron, Chateau de Hautefort)

Chocolat (2000): Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp and others...mother and daughter open a chocolate shop in a small village - and scandalise the community (Beynac)

The Corridors of Time: The Visitors II (1998): Popular (and entertaining) French film with Jean Reno and Christian Clavier travelling through time (French: Couloirs du Temps: les Visiteurs II) (Beynac)

The Duellists (1977): Keith Carradine and Albert Finney, and lots of swordfighting in the 18th century (French: Les Duellistes) (Sarlat)

Ever After (1998): Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Houston in an updated Cinderella story (French: A tout jamais: Une histoire de Cendrillon) (Chateau de Fenelon, Chateau de Hautefort, Chateau de Losse)

Eye of the Devil (1966): David Niven returns to his French chateau to sort out the vineyards (Chateau de Hautefort)

The Daughter of D'Artagnan (1994): Drama in 17th century France with the daughter of a famous musketeer. Video title was Revenge of the Musketeers (1999):(French: La fille de D'Artagnan) (Chateau de Biron, Chateau de Beynac, Sarlat)

Young, Beautiful and Screwed Up (2003): Poor rural French lad meets rich Parisian girl (French: Les Gaous)

Julie est amoureuse (1998): (French) Summer romances among travelling actors

The Messenger: The story of Joan of Arc (2000): Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway in the very well known story of Joan of Arc and her part in bringing an end, and French victory, to the Hundred Years War. (French: Jeanne d'Arc) (Chateau de Beynac)

La Soule (1989): (French) Football and fighting in the time of Napoleon (Issigeac)