Chateau de Cazenac is located in the top of a hill in the heart of the Perigord Noir region in southwest France – east of Bordeaux, near where the Dordogne and Vezere rivers meet. It is a castle from the fourteenth century that originally had only the West tower. This chateau has an abundance of history from the days of Richard The Lion Heart to the Renaissance period when when the East tower and a guesthouse were added – around the fifteenth and sixteenth century. During the seventeeth century and the French Revolution, the south façade is built.
It is believed that the castle was owned by the family of Abzac and Roffignac until the 19th century. In 1988 the current owners, cousins to Les d’Abzacs family, bought the castle and made necessary arrangements to receive guests and be a place for functions, like weddings for example.
It is this the reason I traveled halfway around the world – a wedding in France between an aussie and a pom. Not bad for the first time being a plus one, hey?