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 authenticity (i.e. austerity) a little too far, this one offers five comfortable 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 private forest for leisurely strolls.