Chateau de Castelnaud, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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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  • We are limited to visit the village and to photograph the castle from different points of view. Unfortunately The car park is relatively far away and my back refused to climb up the hill!!!! In any case even from the medieval village The view is worth the trip.
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  • It was a rainy day, on and off in March, so couldn’t fully enjoy the panoramic outside views from higher levels. If you, or your family are interested in weaponry of the period, they have very good di...  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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