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The church underwent major changes in the 14th century ; it was built on the ruins of Rouffignac castle whose tower became the belfry.

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The Château de Bridoire

 

The Château de Bridoire

Although the château is in the Ribagnac commune, some of the property’s land belongs to the Rouffignac commune.
The earliest reference to Bridoire dates from 1167 although the oldest part of the castle, the north façade was built during the Hundred Years War around 1370. Bridoire was owned by a pillaging Seigneur who lived, unpunished, from his raids.

 

During the relatively calm period following the Hundred Years War, Bridoire underwent major alterations, particularly during Henry IV’s reign by the Marquis de Lamothe, Blaise de Pardaillan.

The château was last laid siege to in 1649 on the orders of the Mayor of Bergerac.
From this date onwards Bridoire knew only peaceful times and even the Revolution left it more or less intact.
It regularly changed hands, passing from family to family - from the Fayolle family to the Chaumont, Pardaillan, Boussant de Bazillac and Souillac families, and finally by marriage, to De Foucault of Lardimalie. The missionary, Charles de Foucauld, came frequently to Bridoire with his young Touareg protégé, Ousem.
De Foucauld made many improvements to the château, notably the addition of a chapel and a winter garden.
In 1939 the château passed into the hands of a Swiss industrialist, M. Lecher. Heavy running cost and the death of this owner led to the sale of the château to its present owner, a mysterious Senegalese business which initially undertook restoration work on the château before abruptly abandoning everything and leaving Bridoire to its fate at the hands of vandals and thieves.