THE CASTLE OF CASTELNAUD
15km from the campsite, discover the castle of Castelnaud, a major site of the Périgord Noir and visit the museum of war in the Middle Ages.
The castle, 1000 years of history at the gates of the campsite
Built in the 12th century on a rocky spur, the castle dominates the Dordogne valley and offers a beautiful panorama of the
sites of Beynac
Marqueyssac and the
Strategic site during the 100 years war, the castle will pass unceasingly from one camp to the other. It will be abandoned at the Revolution and from then on will not cease to deteriorate. It was even used as a stone quarry in the 19th century. It was classified as a historical monument in 1966 and was subsequently renovated.
The museum of war in the Middle Ages
Inaugurated in 1985 and installed in the rooms of the lordly dwelling, the museum of war in the Middle Ages of Castelnaud exposes a collection of 200 pieces of weapons (throwing weapons, bladed weapons, artillery pieces) and armors.
The medieval village
After your discovery of the castle, walk in the village of Castelnaud-La-Chapelle labelled
Most Beautiful Village in France
for its typical Périgord habitat.
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the castle of Castelnaud