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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  • Beautiful, beautiful collection of weapons. A visit without hesitation. Very well restored. In mid-March no animation offered, it's still very interesting.
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  • Not to miss in the region, I have loved visiting this castle, everything is very well explained along the tour, it is really very well restored, one of the most beautiful or the most beautiful I have had the opportunity to see.
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  • Visit family during the holiday of February, with the advantage to this period, propose an activities of costume in costume for young children. The site sometimes impressive by its passages in height, and many gun shows and outfits make us travel in time.
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  • Very nice castle to visit. You can do a tour which take you about 1h. You have a very nice view on the valley of the Dordogne. Probably during summer months there are activities! Also nice is the fact that children under 10 years old have free entrance!!
  • Beautiful castle very well restored and guided. Great for history chasers, kids, etc.
  • Smaller than it looks but great collection of medieval weapons.
  • Wonderful historical place. The medieval village at the bottom of the castle is a must see.
  • Amazing place to visit with beautiful views out across the Dordogne River where you can see other castles. This castle was used in Luc Bresson's film about Joan Of Arc and many of the props have been left in place to give a feel for how life was in a castle. The is also a display of armour and the siege machines that would have been used. . It is also possible to see the quarters where Richard the Lion Heart of England was held captive.
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