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Great for History and phtography

The views from Castelnaud were amazing. I took some fantastic photos. The history or the castle is... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Coffy B
Oakland, California

Be prepared or a slightly steep climb from the carpark. Then be prepared for a lot of stairs in... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Ithaca, New York
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| Musee de la guerre au Moyen Age, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

The views from Castelnaud were amazing. I took some fantastic photos. The history or the castle is fascinating and the little village that sits beneath it is extremely quaint. It was like stepping back in time. However, be prepared to climb lots of stairs and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Coffy B
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Be prepared or a slightly steep climb from the carpark. Then be prepared for a lot of stairs in tight staircases. If you get that far be prepared for an extensive collection of weapons, a very clean well presented castle and absolutely amazing views.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We set up a private tour for our group of six. Our tour guide was good with a command of the English language and in depth knowledge of the castle. Comfortable shoes are necessary as you walk on uneven surfaces and climb old stone stairwells....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy W
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This Chateau gives one a great insight to medieval defenses. You need to be in good physical shape to climb the many stairs. The views are worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gwa244
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a must see if you are in the area! There are many castles in this part of France but this definitely rates up there if you have to pick one to go to.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jodi L
Reviewed October 1, 2018

crammed with ancient warcraft and machines, marvellous to see, and scary to think of what they were built for and capable of. The surrounding village is beautiful too, and shouldn't be ignored, though it won't take long to walk round.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dick h
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

An interesting Château housing an excellent exhibition of medieval weapons. Great views of the Dordogne and surrounding countryside. Not too big. Good selection of cafe/restaurants available in the pretty village. Quite a lot of steep and very steep steps, so not suitable for some.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ray C
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Situated in a very quaint village will plenty of restaurants to choose where to have lunch. A visit to this amazing castle is a must, steeped in history of the 100 year war. There are a lot of steps to climb to each floor but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sharon17Teesside
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The tour is set up well and the whole family enjoyed it. Most entertainment is in French but we did not find that a problem. The views alone are well worth the price of admission.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mel L
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Perched on cliffs, this is an imposing castle that is well worth a visit. Arrive early to beat the crowds. You enter throug a sally port and up a cold spiral staircase through rooms containing old guns, armour and model siege machines. Be sure not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary-Lynne F
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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!
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