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Castle of Castelnaud

Château fort - Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Château fort - Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

 

Located in the Dordogne in the commune of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, the Castelnaud castle was classified as a "historic monument" in October 1980. It is now dedicated to the art of war in the Middle Ages.

Visit the castle of Castelnaud during your camping holiday

The castle of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is opposite the castle of Beynac, with which it was in conflict during the 100 Years War. A first castle was destroyed during the Albigensian crusade, then rebuilt in the 13th century. Models, audio-visual equipment and reproductions of artillery pieces are on display in the castle museum. They show the means of attack and defence that existed in medieval times. You can also visit the remains of the 13th century keep and the 14th century tower.

To enable you to visit the castle in the best possible conditions, we suggest some campsites around Castelnaud castle.

Practical information:

Open all year round and every day.

Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm February, March and October to 15 November.

10 am to 7 pm April May June and September.

9am to 8pm in July and August.

14:00 to 17:00 from 15 November to the end of January.

Rates 2022 High season: Adult: €11.90, children (10 to 17 years) €6.00. Free for children under 10 years old.

Low season: Adults: €10.90, children (10 to 17 years) €5.50. Free for children under 10 years old.

Contact details:

Castle of Castelnaud

Museum of War in the Middle Ages

24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Tel: (+33) 5 53 31 30 00

Website: castelnaud.com

 

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