For most, the mere mention of France brings to mind idyllic holidays basking in the rich cultural heritage of the French, climbing the Eiffel Tower, exploring the Palace de Versailles and dining by the moonlight. The common reason for visiting the capital, Paris, is to be surrounded by romance, music and of course, the latest fashions and styles. However, what most tourists often forget is the rich yet extremely long history of France which can be traced back over a thousand years.
Known for their ornate lifestyles, even as far back as 1000 AD, it was the French that introduced many elements of the British society that we know of, even today, with the Norman Conquest in 1066 AD. Hence, the impact and influence of the French and their elegant culture has been felt by most of continental Europe throughout history.
As a result, when in France, there is much to see: from iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, to royal palaces, breathtaking gardens and never ending vineyards as far as the eye can see. Château de Nérac, a castle found overlooking the Blaise River in southwest France, is one such iconic landmark that merits a visit. The history of this magnificent castle can be traced as far back as 1088 AD and is believed to have been home to a royal bloodline. Consequently rebuilt and renovated throughout the ages, the Château de Nérac was deserted by 1651 due to a riot. During that time, the people of the town revolted against the reigning King at the time, King Louis Xlll, and destroyed most of the castle.
The Château de Nérac was subject to further violence during the French Revolution subsequent to which only the northern most part of the castle can be seen in modern times. This remaining structure has been converted into an informative museum which welcomes any inquiring mind visiting the Château. A creation displaying the grandeur of the French renaissance style, the Château de Nérac has been declared a ‘Monument Historique’ i.e. a Historical Monument by the Ministry of Culture which is another very good reason that prompts a visit.
Apart from Château de Nérac other attractions near your Villleneuve Sur Lot hotel would include Walibi Water Park, Château de Montbazillac as well as Les Vignerons de Buzet. Conveniently located close to a number of such attractions is the Le Moulin de Madame, an undoubtedly refined and luxurious hotel Villeneuve Sur Lot which is sure to provide you with the comfort and luxury you deserve.