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Chateau de Castelnaud

| Musee de la guerre au Moyen Age, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
+33 5 53 31 30 00
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Great but V. Busy!.

Very impressive as you approach,really stands out. Fairly large queue to get in and a fair bit of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andy S
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A beautiful castle

This really is a gorgeous castle which is lovely and cool on a very hot day in this reaction. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rachelhM7514CJ
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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“dordogne river” (34 reviews)
“years war” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Musee de la guerre au Moyen Age, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
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+33 5 53 31 30 00
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"war machines"
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"restored castle"
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"english subtitles"
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"worth a visit"
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"changed hands"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very impressive as you approach,really stands out. Fairly large queue to get in and a fair bit of queuing as you go round. Interesting artefacts to see and also the Trebuchets are really impressive outside. Could'nt find the demo one though. Best go early or...More

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This really is a gorgeous castle which is lovely and cool on a very hot day in this reaction. The walk through the castle is well mapped out and there are some interesting displays with a free guide leaflet in English. We particularly went because...More

Thank rachelhM7514CJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice half day here. Only complaint being the parking-3.50 Eurodollars for four hours rammed in a muddy field with twenty minute queues for the ticket machines. Felt ripped off that this was on top of the admission price but hey ho, I told the staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of the river and countryside the mueseum was good. The gardens were well kept it was hot but there are plenty of cafes for a cool drink and it was possible to get in to the shade.

Thank soleyjsy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle with a lot of examples and live performances, reliving some of the old action . Visited with 2 children (4 and 6) was no problem.

1  Thank Mattias M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our two young kids on a hot and busy day. My boys loved seeing the weapons etc. Getting around the castle was a bit chaotic/there wasn’t much of a system....but I appreciate that’s terribly English of me!!! Breathtaking views from the top....More

1  Thank york7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location looking from its perch above the Dordogne valley, this castle has been restored and has a good collection of medieval armour and weapons - I liked the cross bows and pikes. There are demonstrations with the trebuchets shown in a nonchalant way and...More

1  Thank SteenbergsYorkshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from the village to the top of the Chateau which was amazing. The views were spectacular and well worth the effort.

Thank Sheryl H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The nice spots in the Dordogne succumb under the number of tourists. To many!! With 200+ visitors in and around this Chateau, thats to much!! Historie is well explained and routing efficient. Go there as early as possible, parkingticket for 2 hours is enough.

1  Thank HBMarkowski
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a natural place to visit, after we’d been to the Jardins de Eyrignac. A very good compliment to the gardens indeed. The castle is well preserved (some reconstruction) and displays replicas of medieval siege weapons. This is a very educational visit if families...More

Thank Fergs85
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Mary-Lynne F
July 4, 2016|
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Response from Jane C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the streets leading to the chateau are steep, and the attraction itself has many steps. I would avoid. There are balloon rides over the chateau if you fancy that!
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susan m
March 11, 2015|
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Response from LRom4U | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Check the website from the Castle itself. It has a diary of events, which only mentions animations until June. When we went there mid september 2014, there were none. It looks like the demonstrations are commensurate... More
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