Castle of the Valade, French Heritage monument to Bourdeilles

Built in stone and coated limestone rubble, this castle has a square and a peak stage. A circular tower flanks the logis in the North-West and South-East
* inserting a spiral staircase, one of them would have a basis from the end of the 16th century. The logis is covered by a roof broken to hilltops
* terrassons them are protected by tile hollow while the Gables, with the southern side is regularly pierced with skylights, are by the flat tile. A portal connects the castle with a second housing dated 1768 and supplementing the site. The barn is located to the East, while North, stables are facing the secondary slot. La grange preserves the remains of a fireplace at the end of the 15th or the beginning of the 16th century between wall cupboard that is assuming the original field kitchens. Also note the presence of the circular Dovecote to the southeast of the area. Castle erected mostly in the 18th century on an older base that belonged to the Nice, the Cruveiller and the Lentilhac. Located on a plateau overlooking the Valley of the Valade, the castle was a noble Lair at the end of the 15th century. The castle was expanded in 1760 and the domain was then 600 hectares. Valade, who was part of the parish of Lisle, was attached to the commune of Bourdeilles in the Revolution. It was at these events that the castle was sold by Henri-Antoine nice Valade to François-Germain Dufaure de Rochefort. An agricultural school was established between 1851-1884.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Castle of the Valade

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Castle of the Valade, Built in stone and coated limestone rubble, this castle has a square and a peak stage. A circular tower flanks the logis in the North-West and South-East; (...) Castle of the Valade, French Heritage monument to Bourdeilles bourdeilles, dordogne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 34099
  • item : château de la Valade
  • Location of the building :
    • Aquitaine
    • Dordogne
    • Bourdeilles
  • Place name : Valade (la)
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 24055
  • Zip code of the municipality : 24310
  • Order in the communal list : 10
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 17th century
    • 18th century
  • Year : 1768
  • Investigation : 2000
  • Date taken into account : 2006/06/14

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 5 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • roof with long tails broken
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • hollow tile
    • flat tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • 1 floor square
    • floor height
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 6 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • dovecote
    • barn
    • stable
    • port
    • barn
    • portal
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • private property
    • © conseil Général de la dordogne
  • Author of the survey MH : Becker Line
  • Mérimée reference : IA24001111

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