commune of Biron,
189* inhabitants, is situated in the canton of Monpazier
between the Périgord and the Agenais region.
It is well-known for its 12th and 18th century château which is
listed as an Historical Monument. As the headquarters of one the
four Périgourdin baronies, the château held a strategically
important position between the Périgord and the Agenais. Its
history is intertwined with that of one of France’s great
families, the Gontaut-Biron family, who owned the château for
Between the 12th
century of the château’s origins and the later18th-century
additions every era has left its mark ; the history of the
impressive building is told through its 12th-century tower,
two-storied chapel, Renaissance apartments, impressive vaulted
kitchens, state room etc.
The amazing juxtaposition of buildings results in an impressive
and unusual architectural whole.
A variety of films have
been shot on location at Biron and the installations in some of
its rooms take the visitor on a travel through time.
* (official population on January 1, 2013)
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).