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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
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord
RegionNew-Aquitaine

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)
Beaumontois-en-Périgord12.2 km (16 min)
Alles-sur-Dordogne12.5 km (21 min)
Saint-Avit-Rivière12.6 km (19 min)
Montferrand-du-Périgord13 km (20 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

Monuments

Photos

The houses in the square
The houses in the square
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The door of the Bayle
The door of the Bayle
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A cat from the square
A cat from the square
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Painted wall of the communal school
Painted wall of the communal school
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The Place de la Bastide
The Place de la Bastide
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Very beautiful renovated houses
Very beautiful renovated houses
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Decoration in forged irons of the place
Decoration in forged irons of the place
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Other side of the square
Other side of the square
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Part of the square
Part of the square
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Another view of the square
Another view of the square
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The church
The church
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Another view of the church
Another view of the church
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Molières in the colors of autumn
Molières in 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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Beautiful wrought iron work
Beautiful wrought iron work
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Near the entrance of a carreyrou
Near the entrance of a carreyrou
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Entrance of a carreyrou
Entrance of a carreyrou
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House bordering the carreyrou
House bordering the carreyrou
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Walking through the carreyrou
Walking through the carreyrou
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Walled door
Walled door
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Exit of the carreyrou
Exit of the carreyrou
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Tour of the castle of the White Queen
Tour of the castle of the White Queen
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Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
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Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
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Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
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Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
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Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
Ruins of the castle of the White Queen
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Under the house of the Bayle
Under the house of the Bayle
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The door of the Bayle
The door of the Bayle
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Interior of Notre-Dame Church
Interior of Notre-Dame Church
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Interior of Notre-Dame Church
Interior of Notre-Dame Church
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Interior of Notre-Dame Church
Interior of Notre-Dame Church
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Town hall
Town hall
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Memorial
Memorial
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Weather

Tuesday 21 february
Min. 6°C - Max. 14°C
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Wednesday 22 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 15°C
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Thursday 23 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 13°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
Unique Art Exhibition
Arts and CraftsFreeLe Buisson-de-Cadouin (7.5 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Pays-de-Belvès (14.3 km)
Guided tour of a truffle wood in Périgord
Local flavours6 € to 10 € Saint-Cyprien (16.7 km)
Hire a canoe or kayak in the Vézère Valley
Sports sensations16 € to 23 € Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (20 km)
Visit an Impressionist painter’s studio
Arts and CraftsFreeBeynac-et-Cazenac (25 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between walled towns and abbeys
HikeEasy5h00Saint-Avit-Sénieur (4.2 km)
Beaumont, Town Mill circuit
HikeEasy1h00Beaumontois-en-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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