Chateau de Commarque, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
While archeological evidence shows people have lived on this site for thousands of years, Chateau de Commarque was built sometime in the early 12th century. Situated on a cliff for defensive purposes, the castle has changed hands--and nationalities--several times over the centuries. One of the original lord's descendants now owns it and has restored the grounds. Take a self or guided tour through the ruins, and peek in on the seasonal workshops that relate to some of the castle's important periods. Put Chateau de Commarque into our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
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  • First of all Cave of Font-de-Gaume should be the top attraction in the area, absolutely no question. My wife and I visited in September and to be honest there's not a lot to this place. Negating the l...  read more »
  • The ruins of the castle are directly off of the GR6 hiking trail, making it an easy stop for day hikers or through hikers between Les Eyzies and Sarlat. The ruins are picturesque when viewed from the ...  read more »
  • Castle fort located on a rocky spur. It is reached by a path of about 600 meters and at the end we discover this absolutely superb medieval site. It must go up to the Dungeon to discover a splendid view of the surrounding countryside.
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  • Great day out. Well worth a visit if you like castles, caves, or anything medievel.
  • Super cool. ancient drawings of horses are still on the castle walls
  • The history of the castle and the generation of families who built it is particularly interesting. It is not located in a typical location on top of a hillside for defensive purposes. It's stone work is also unique.
  • The best site we have seen so far in the region. This site has 3 layers of human civilisation starting 15,000 years go (or more). We spent over 2 hours here, and could have spent more time if we weren't already so tired from sightseeing all day. The site is also special because of constant flowing spring water that was revered by the pagans and then the church years later. Don't miss this site.
  • Maybe not the most spectacular site to visit in this region so rich in (pre)history but certainly one of the more meaningful. Only the typically poor -translated from French- route guide cost this wonderful treasure a star.
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