About the Château
Château Soulac is located within the jurisdiction of Juillac, standing on top of a natural rock formation overlooking the Dordogne river and valley. Originally called Château du Soulat, it is a fortified residence of the 17th century, having originally started as a 14th century Monastery and Chapel, remnants of which are still visible in the present day layout of the building.
Purchased by the Bonapartist family in the nineteenth century it was transformed extensively into the Château that you see today. The creation of the central square courtyard, and the Château’s four corner towers, and high central tower to the main entrance, provided symmetry and order to a largely medieval property.
In the mid twentieth century it became part of the French National Stud (“Haras Nationaux”) until 1996, which can still be seen in some of the features around the Château.
Since being purchased by its current owners in 2007, the Château has undergone two years of renovation and restoration work achieving a understated mix of ancient and modern design throughout.