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Tours, workshops and games at Château de Commarque near Sarlat

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Chateau de Commarque, Sireuil, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil France


    Into the heart of history

    At Commarque, enjoy the visit of the valley, the troglodytes, the prehistoric cave (photo and video exhibition), the fortified castle and the renovated rooms of the main building. Enjoy the medieval games and discovery games, the exhibitions and the workshops (public and school holidays only).

    The entrance ticket gives access to: Free visit of the castle with booklet in 6L, guided visits (school vacations and holidays), the thematic workshops of Commarque (school vacations and holidays), games room of yesteryear, games discovery , exhibitions, cinema projections.

    NEWS 2018:

    Immerse yourself in the bowels of the castle (opening of the lower and neolithic rooms), Looking towards the future (complete 3D valuation of the Castrum), New prehistoric presentation, Cinema screening in the lodges, Grande Nocturne every Monday (Moonday).

    Useful information :

    New access path reserved for pedestrians and strollers. 3 car parks (VL, disabled and bus). Access to watercourse, picnic area with large tables, souvenir shop, castrum coffee at the top, snacks, ice cream, drinks, snacks with sandwiches during July and August. Dogs allowed on leash.

    Guided tours :

    School holidays and bank holidays except July / August: 14h and 16h

    School holidays July / August: 11h, 14h, 15h30, 17h


    School holidays and bank holidays except July / August: 14h30 - 17h30

    School holidays July / August: 15h - 18h

    EXHIBITIONS : The Prehistoric Cave, the Troglodytes in 3D

    WORKSHOPS (included in admission during school and public holidays) :

    (1 different workshop per day, consult days and hours on website).

    Archery: At the foot of the castle, in the valley, the Archer is you!

    Cave wall drawing: learn to draw a prehistoric animal using the natural

    forms of the stone (with an excellent teacher!)

    Stone sculpting: make a copy of an architectural aspect of the site to take home with you!

    Medieval calligraphy: Discover it history and evolution. Learn and practice the basis of gothic Textura, Oncia or Caroline.

    Medieval geometry: learn to build a keep using an old fashioned 13-knot rope.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Chateau de Commarque
    Departure Time

    Open everyday from 1 April to 4 November 2018

    April, May: 11 am - 7pm

    June: 1pm - 7pm

    July / August: 10 am - 8pm

    Sept.: 11 am - 7pm

    01 October to 19 October: 1am - 7pm

    October 20 to November 4: 11 am - 7 pm

    Last admission 1 hour before closing.
    Duration of the visit: guided 1h30, free: no time limit
    • All activities (discovery and wooden games all season and worshops during public and school holidays)
    • Free tour with a guide book (in 6 languages)
    • Professional guide (4 guided tour / day during public and school holidays and july/august))
    • Private tour (on demand)
    • Small-group tour (on demand)
    • Free parking and toilets
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    There are some pretty interesting roads on the way to the chateau. And then you have a bit of a hike to get to the chateau from the parking lot. The path isn't paved and wouldn't be easy with a stroller. Once you're there, there's a snack stand if you need one. At the entrance
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    As stated before, this is a lovely ruin/chanteau which is being restored/saved with a lot of love. Yes, it’s a bit of a walk from the parking, yes, it’s a lot of walking and climbing but...wow! Impressive chateau, great views and love the history! Certainly worth a visit!
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    The location of this castle is that of a fairytale; let's not waste words on elaborate descriptions: just go there and see for yourself. Its history in this valley is amazing. First there were cave dwellers, who made drawings, thousands of years ago, in the cave at the bottom
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