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View over the valley of river Dordogne towards Montfort with Chateau Montfort

The Château de Montfort is a castle in the French commune of Vitrac in the Dordogne département, part of the region of Aquitaine.

The castle clings to a promontory overlooking the Cingle de Montfort (Montfort Meander) on the Dordogne River. Its grandiose setting "aroused the envy of those who wished to rule Périgord" so that its history is a long series of battles and sieges. It was taken and razed to the ground by Simon de Montfort in 1214. The castle was later rebuilt, but again destroyed another three times: during the Hundred Years' War, under Louis XI of France and on the instructions of Henri IV of France.

Renovation work was carried out in the 19th century and gives the castle a "whimsical look of a stage setting for light opera."

the castle is now in posession of an Arab sheikh and not open for visitors ...

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Comments (57)

BOGDAN de Varsovie on June 23, 2012

Wspaniałe miejsce. LIKE 30

Angelofruhr on June 23, 2012

Have been there in last summer too! Nice, like.

Greetings from Germany, Angelika

ANTON CRUZ 1 on June 24, 2012

Stunning views with wide horizons . I like very much. Cheers, Anton.


Manol Manoman on June 27, 2012

Wonderful sight! Fantastic shot!! Like ! Best wishes from Bulgaria, Manol

Manek Taolin on July 3, 2012

Beautiful shot, nice reflections



K@rin on July 8, 2012

Hello Friends

I would like to thank you all for the lovely compliments and likes, appreciated a lot

special thanks if you have put a YS

best wishes to you all , Karin

sergio Delmonico on July 9, 2012

Ciao K@rin,

Lovely soft contrast picture, Excellent composition nice captured. Clarity and sharpness be superb. Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice Monday,


Ivan Logvinov on July 11, 2012

Beautiful place and beautiful photo!
Best wishes from Russia!

K@rin on July 16, 2012

Ciao dear Sergio

am a little behind in all replies, sorry , thanks a lot for the lovely comment and excellent compliment , warm regards to you and happy week wishes

Hello Ivan thanks for the beautiful compliment, spent already more than one holiday there :) , indeed beautiful , best wishes to you

Merz_René on July 17, 2012

Sehr schön komponiert, Like-39 + YS-8.

Gruss, René

Oleksandr Mizyn on July 17, 2012

Very impressive, beautiful photo. I really like it!

K@rin on July 20, 2012

hello René thanks for the beautiful compliment with like and YS , best wishes to you

Hello Lyubesh thanks for the great comment and like, best wishes to you

Csaby83(Weatherman) on July 31, 2012

Very nice photo. I like the picture. :)) Very beautiful landscape. Congratulations on your photo! Very good composition! Nice pictures! They are good for colors! Best regards from Hungary: Csaby83

K@rin on July 31, 2012

Hello Csaby thanks for the very nice and kind compliment with like, best wishes Karin

Andy Rodker on August 7, 2012

Delightful scene. The colours of the trees says 'early summer'. ysl. Best, Andy

K@rin on October 22, 2012

hello Andy

thanks for the delightful compliment and YSL , Sorry for late reply ,

best wishes to you

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