Chateau de Castelnaud, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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#1 of 91 in Historic Sites in Dordogne
Must see · Castle · Historic Site
Overlooking the Dordogne River, the restored medieval fortress Chateau de Castelnaud contains a popular museum of medieval warfare featuring actual-size reconstructions of siege catapults and other war machines. Climbing to the top of the fortress offers you magnificent views of the Châteaux of Beynac and Marqueyssac, as well as the medieval village La Roque-Gageac. Inside, find a unique private collection of arms and armor as well as furniture from the period. Models and videos explain the medieval château’s methods of attack and defense. Kids can rescue someone imprisoned in the château in a fun computer game. Tours are available in English, and a guidebook in English is available for free with purchase of your ticket. Evening theatrical performances are also offered at select times. Before you head to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Castelnaud-la-Chapelle visit planner, to make sure you see all that Castelnaud-la-Chapelle has to offer, including Chateau de Castelnaud.
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  • My son and I loved this castle which has all sorts of armor and weapons as well as great battlements and staircases. My wife liked it less, as part of the tour is over fairly exposed ramparts, with.....  more »
  • We visited here on a recent trip to Dordogne. What was immediately apparent was the lack of social distancing. Although everyone wore a mask, there was queuing on the spiral stairs with people...  more »
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  • This is a really neat castle. You can see for miles and notice the other castle, Beynac, across the river. We were there in mid March. There weren't crowds but also the many activities they usually have weren't happening. Very beautiful.
  • Must be the best medieval castle I have visited. Entry includes a well informed visit by a guide. Plus the view of the river valley is wonderful. We'll worth the visit.

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