Chateau de Losse
The Chateau de Losse is one of the prettiest chateaux in the Dordogne. Not only does it have a beautiful Renaissance residence it is also surrounded by very pretty gardens.
The castle began life as a fortress in the 11th century when the Losse family came from Flanders and installed themselves on the edge of the Vezere river.
In the 16th century Jean II de Losse was an influential figure in the Royal court and when eventually he returned to his ancestral home he brought with him the influence of the Renaissance style of architecture he had seen in Paris and elsewhere.