Château de Cibioux
15th, 16th and 17th century château clinging to the side of the valley in verdant surroundings with a stream…
The defensive character of the building, with machicolations and feudal towers, has gradually given way to the character of a grand and pleasant place of residence. Among the remarkable features of the château are a chapel underneath a loggia, an ogival door and windows decorated with Renaissance carvings looking out onto a beautiful terrace with 18th century balusters. This site has been occupied since the 8th century, and the seigniory of Cibioux was granted in 1361 by the king of England to one of his valiant companions in arms. Badly damaged in 1651 during the Wars of Religion, it was acquired by King Louis XIV’s maître d’hôtel, who rebuilt it in the 17th century style of Périgord.
Sightseeing: Charroux Abbey. Other things to do: pleasant walks along the River Charente.