Photographer's Note

The enchanting Chateau Les Milandes was proudly owned by entertainment legend Josephine Baker from the mid 30's till she was forced to leave after spending her entire fortune. She resided here with her international adopted children.

The castle runs an exhibition of photographs, music and varieté clothes that were auctioned with the castle. The inside is fairly sober with the exception of the two bathrooms she had custom made.

It's not the cheapest visit in the Dordogne, but if you're interested in the life of Josephine and maybe like to see her famous banana skirt, it's worth it. There's also a quite original birds of prey show.

See Josephine dance her famous banana dance

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