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Chateau de Castelnaud, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to see Chateau de Castelnaud and other attractions that appeal to you using our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle vacation builder.
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  • Chateau de Castelnaud offered some of the best videos explaining the construction of the Chateau/castle, battles, and historical events. An amazing collection of weaponry and artifacts from the centur...  read more »
  • We came here after visiting Beynac. Despite similarities in structure, the experience they both offer is different and both worth doing. This castle has been carefully restored where necessary and is ...  read more »
  • We went in October, so there were just enough visitors to be able to see everything properly. Excellent views from the top of the chateau of the Dordogne. Lots of weaponry. They do re enactments too, ...  read more »
  • So cool! A must see site with all of the armor and armaments. The views of the Dordogne are breathtaking and they have fully restores catapults!
  • Superb exhibitions and scenery to die for.
  • The castle is great and the view along the Dordogne spectacular, while the actual museum lacks historical detail and depth.
  • Will not go again due to the high entrance fee, over 9 euros per person. I normally take any visitors that we get so have been there many times.
  • Very nice castle but try to avoid days/hours with high temperature. Nice for the kids too.
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