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Chateau de Puymartin, Sarlat-la-Canada

Haunted château housing impressive tapestries


Situated between Sarlat and Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil this thirteenth-century castle was renovated as recently as 1890.

This honey-coloured château was built in the 13th century and enlarged in the 15th century. Its Neo-Gothic restoration from the 19th century is the façade you see today.

Apparently, in the 16th century, Teresa of Saint-Clar was caught with her lover when her husband returned unexpectedly from war. He punished her by locking her in the north tower of the château where she died 15 years later and her ghost is said to haunt the château. Inside, there is a wonderful spiral staircase, a room dedicated to some fantastic tapestries, and an exceptional room covered in black and white paintings of Greek mythology.

Worth knowing

From mid-July until mid-August, each Tuesday they host an evening of entertainment at the chateau from 20:30.

Visitor comments

  • "Beautiful Castle- well maintained, furnished, original paintings of Greek Mythology- very well kept. They also have a few rooms for B&B.. wish we would have know- could have planned on night there!" - Trip Advisor
  • "A wonderful family home. Beautiful views from the top. The legend of the white lady made it all very magical. The place oozes history and the castle is beautifully decorated. Well worth a visit." - Trip Advisor
  • "Great chateau, very well preserved, great rooms and decoration beautiful sights and the Dame Blanche tower. The first time Puymartin is mentioned is in 1271, then, in 1452 the reconstruction and in 1860 great restoration. amazing!!! Also a sad story of love and murder add a certain magic." - Trip Advisor

When to come

From mid-July until mid-August they are open daily from 10:00 until 18:30. April to June and in September they open from 10:30 until 11:30 and again from 14:00 to 18:00. During the winter months of October and until the 11th November they are open only from 14:00 to 17:30. Closed the rest of the year.


  • Free parking
  • Parking


  • Château de Puymartin
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