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

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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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  • A restoration by the owner for several decades: an enthusiast who has made this mythical place a mandatory step for lovers of medieval Perigord. This site is worth the trip in Périgord alone.
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  • A very rewarding and comprehensive site. There is of course the Dungeon and a great view but especially a whole complex autour, Chapel, habitat troglodyte updated for a few years by volunteers passionate (second tour). This site is of ailluers served as filming locations for the film "the Duelists" Ridley Scott! The natural setting also makes a beautiful setting!
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  • I live in the area and I never went to see Commarque. I have not been disappointed! The tour more than an hour was very instructive (our guide was exciting). All eras of occupation are! I also enjoyed the idea of a "collocation of Lords". The history of these castles is very interesting. I recommend it to as many people as possible to see this fabulous monument! For me it is a real favorite.
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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.
  • Interesting for Children and Adults alike.
  • 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.