Château de Biron

24 generations of the Gontaut-Biron family have built the castle from the 12th to the 20th century, which presents itself in a correspondingly wide range of styles. Three epochs can be clearly distinguished: the fortified wing from the Middle Ages in the middle, followed by a Renaissance extension, and the two-storey chapel from the 16th century inside.

A staircase leads from the lower courtyard of the castle to the courtyard of honour surrounded by residential buildings. The northern wing of the building was added to the donjon. In the southern wing is the Ständesaal, which has a keel-shaped roof truss. An open loggia between the two wings provides access to the park.

In 1978, the Dordogne département acquired Biron Castle, which had not been inhabited since the French Revolution. Since then, major restoration work has been carried out and an art centre with temporary exhibitions has been set up.

The concert took place and was recorded in the large vaulted kitchen with cisterns to the east.

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