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Molières

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Molières - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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Molières: one of 18 country houses in Perigord. Its name comes from the Occitan Moliera "damp earth, soft". Its name has changed over time: Molerii (1115), Moli and Molier (1315) and later Moulières (1482).

This charming English country house was founded in 1284 by John Grailly seneschal of King Edward I of England. Bastide unfinished (it has never been covered with houses on), the castle began in 1316 was also incomplete. The country was ravaged by the Hundred Years War, and the village was not spared despite its reconstruction by the fierce fighting of the wars of religion.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMolières
Postcode24480
Latitude44.8114860 (N 44° 48’ 41”)
Longitude0.8253020 (E 0° 49’ 31”)
AltitudeFrom 65m to 205m
Surface area21.22 km²
Population326 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (62 km, 1h12)
Insee code24273
IntercommunalityCC des Bastides Dordogne-Périgord
DepartmentDordogne
RegionAquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Badefols-sur-Dordogne5.2 km (12 min)
Cadouin5.3 km (9 min)
Bourniquel5.4 km (10 min)
Calès6.6 km (15 min)
Saint-Avit-Sénieur7.2 km (10 min)
Pontours8.2 km (14 min)
Lalinde9.6 km (16 min)
Bayac10 km (16 min)
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin10.6 km (16 min)
Trémolat11.3 km (21 min)
Beaumont-du-Périgord12.2 km (16 min)
Alles-sur-Dordogne12.5 km (21 min)
Saint-Avit-Rivière12.6 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

The design of the house, one house at angles, "the house of Bayle" subsists in the southwest corner of the square. The castle is called "Castle of the White Queen" Blanche de Bourbon was reportedly imprisoned and thrown into a well. According to legend his ghost haunted places in ruins that remain dangerous. There remains only the enclosure with its ramparts and a square tower, isolated in the middle of the enclosure, and the well!

The fortified church of Gothic style with a tower with two floors. Surprisingly, the church is not nearly as central to the other houses.

Very nice airy room with its old houses. Peace and tranquility are felt in that place where the cats know how to find the perfect place to bask in the sun. The tour continues via the "carreyrous" the first pedestrian streets, arterial streets are reserved for animals and carts. The wrought iron on the square or grids or a portal property Molières are the work of a craftsman of the town.

This recently renovated town, we made a beautiful home with large pottery posted at the entrances of the village, prompting us to slow down, enjoy the beauty.

Guided tours all year on reservation (fee).

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments

Photos

Houses instead
Houses instead
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The door Bayle
The door Bayle
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A chat room
A chat room
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Wall painted the town school
Wall painted the town school
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Place de la Bastide
Place de la Bastide
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Very nice renovated houses
Very nice renovated houses
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Decoration Forged irons in the Place
Decoration Forged irons in the Place
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Other side of the square
Other side of the square
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Part of the site
Part of the site
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Another view of the site
Another view of the site
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Church
Church
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Another view of church
Another view of church
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Molières the colors of autumn
Molières the colors of autumn
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Old House
Old House
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The oven of the old house
The oven of the old house
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Garden of the old house
Garden of the old house
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Old stones
Old stones
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Good work wrought iron
Good work wrought iron
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Almost entering a Carreyrou
Almost entering a Carreyrou
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Enter a Carreyrou
Enter a Carreyrou
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House bordering Carreyrou
House bordering Carreyrou
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By walking in the Carreyrou
By walking in the Carreyrou
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Door walled
Door walled
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Output Carreyrou
Output Carreyrou
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Tour Castle Queen White
Tour Castle Queen White
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Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
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Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
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Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
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Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
Ruins of the castle of Queen Blanche
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Ruins of Castle Queen White
Ruins of Castle Queen White
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Under the house of Bayle
Under the house of Bayle
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The door Bayle
The door Bayle
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Weather

Monday 31 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C
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Tuesday 1 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 23°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Saint-Avit-Sénieur, a small medieval village and its monumental abbey.

Cadouin.

The houses Beaumont and Monpazier.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Belvès (14.3 km)
Horse rides and lessons in Black Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 59 € Campagne (15.2 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (16.7 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (35 km)
Canoe, kayak, bicycle, all-terrain or mountain bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 30 € Montayral (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between walled towns and abbeys
HikeEasy5h00Saint-Avit-Sénieur (4.2 km)
Beaumont, Town Mill circuit
HikeEasy1h00Beaumont-du-Périgord (6.6 km)
Loop Limeuil
HikeIntermediate4h30Limeuil (9.5 km)
Cancon - Moulinet
HikeAthletic4h15Cancon (34 km)
Around the fortified town of Montcabrier
HikeEasy1h30Montcabrier (36 km)

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