Chateau de Castelnaud, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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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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  • While medieval weaponry is the heart and soul of the chateau, it explores medieval life in several ways. The siege weapons impress for their size. Rooms of weapons display armour, spears, spikes... 
    While medieval weaponry is the heart and soul of the chateau, it explores medieval life in several ways. The siege weapons impress for their size. Rooms of weapons display armour, spears, spikes...  more »
  • I’m giving this 3 stars because if you picked a quiet day, then I’m sure it would be amazing. Sadly, In the height of the Summer holidays it was extremely busy and I haven’t felt as uncomfortable in.....  more
    I’m giving this 3 stars because if you picked a quiet day, then I’m sure it would be amazing. Sadly, In the height of the Summer holidays it was extremely busy and I haven’t felt as uncomfortable in.....  more »
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  • This medieval castle has been beautifully renovated and turned into a lovely museum. The castle has beautiful gardens, interactive tours, a real forge (with live demonstrations), and many more. The castle and its tours are great for kids.
  • Fascinating castle set up high above the Dordogne river. Busy on a bank holiday, but we’ll worth a visit to explore the history. The guides are animated, fun and engage well with the audience. Ample parking and good facilities throughout.

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