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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  • Spent a beautiful afternoon at this Chateau, there is a lot of walking involved, bring water and hat. The history is extraordinary and the views are breathtaking. Take a guided tour because there is s...  more »
  • This is not your typical fancy Chateaux all decked out with furniture and paintings, but rather is one in ruins that is slowly being restored. The sight sits on some pre-historic caves that contain ro...  more »
  • castle chateau built on top of prehistoric cave dwelling ruins, very interesting place. long hill walk in/out (unless you use disabled car park) but then still have to go up a lot of stairs to enter. ...  more »
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  • Interesting mix of mediaeval and troglodyte
  • 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.