Built in the 13th century and destroyed during the 100 year war, this castle was rebuilt by Radulphe de Saint-Clar around 1450. It was then partly restored in the 19th century by his descendant, The Marquis de Carbonnier de Marzac, ancestor of the family currently residing in a private section of the chateau.
The legend of the Dame Blanche retraces the life of Therese de Saint-Clar, who was imprisoned for 10-15 years and died in the chateau’s tower by her jealous husband, following her tryst with a Protestant lover.
Only 8km from Sarlat in Carsac-Aillac, there are gardens created in 1999 which feature a rare collection of aquatic plants on a Gallo-Roman site. Strolling along the pathways provides a visual splendor of colorful nature at its best, with benches placed at strategic places to relax in the shade and take in the tranquile setting – a lovely way to discover the area and enjoy a beautiful setting.
Sun and sea, nature, villages perched, beauty, diversity, art, activity, traditions, & yachts: some words that come to mind, from living here for over 8 years, but what stands out the most is (Mediterranean) BLUE! The one thing I would change would be to have sandy beaches in Nice, rather than pebbly ones.
Overview of Nice and all that this area has to offer – watch new Tourist Office video HERE