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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  • an interesting site that was nicely preserved with all the authentic details. This was a strategic location during the religion wars in France. The views from the top are amazing of the valley below. 
    an interesting site that was nicely preserved with all the authentic details. This was a strategic location during the religion wars in France. The views from the top are amazing of the valley below.  more »
  • The castle is in great shape after a restoration. It also has many military artifacts and multimedia presentations throughout. Most have English subtitles and one rotated between English and French... 
    The castle is in great shape after a restoration. It also has many military artifacts and multimedia presentations throughout. Most have English subtitles and one rotated between English and French...  more »
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  • Fabulous medieval castle filled with a marvelous collection of medieval weaponry. I highly recommend. This is a very educational experience and a wonderful step back in time. I’ll take you there! sightseeinginfrance
  • Do not miss this castle experience. You will feel like a warrior of the medieval times. The views are outstanding. One of my favorite places in the Dordogne region while we were visiting in heavy rains.

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