Dating back to the thirteenth century, this medieval French fortress perches high above the Dordogne River in southwestern France. Having survived "active duty" during the Hundred Years War, and having served as home to princes and lords, this magnificent stone monument has been restored, and the property now welcomes guests seeking a unique, intimate retreat. Unlike some castle hotels that take their regal status a little too far, this one offers five elegantly simply bedrooms tastefully adorned with antiques. Designed with four square towers to replicate the shape of a Maltese cross, the castle also offers a salon, library, reception room and dining room, each with its own original attributes. Outdoors, guests will find a hilltop pool, gardens and a private forest for truffle hunting and leisurely strolls.