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Chateau de Castelnaud

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Address: Musee de la guerre au Moyen Age, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
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Castles of the Dordogne Valley Day Trip from Sarlat
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Our first time to France. We traveled with friends who knew the area well. We were so thankful that they introduced us to the local area which is steeped in history. Castelnaud... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time to France. We traveled with friends who knew the area well. We were so thankful that they introduced us to the local area which is steeped in history. Castelnaud was the first of many castles we saw during our trip. It sit on a large hill and towers over the town.

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Castelnaud. It's a castle as castles were meant to be , to fight off unwanted savages, in this case ( as English visitors!!) it was our 15th century Plantagenet monarchs fighting the King of France who controlled the Chateau de Beynac across the Valley! Earlier Simon de Montfort , Earl of Leicester did his bit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Although on a much smaller scale than its near neighbour and historical foe Chateau Beynac, this chateau is very much better fitted out as a collection of implements of war. Overall it is a very impressive and convincing display and certainly conveys a clear and compelling view of warfare at that time. The life of a foot soldier must have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We visited in early September. The weather was clear and warm, but like everywhere else we visited in the Dordogne, nature was starting to die off and it wasn't the prettiest time to visit. The castle's herb garden, for example, was completely brown. That's a minor attraction though, and shouldn't keep anyone from visiting the castle-museum in drier months if... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The chateau hosts and impressive range of artefacts from the medieval period and having visited a number of times over the years it still holds a great fascination for those with a historical bent. The displays are well presented and the supporting informationis great, the siege machines are a great attaction and show the techincal skills of those who originally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Rebuilt, and housing medieval armaments, real catapults, films and demos, this major historical monument to the 100 years war is awesome and well worth the 9.6 Euros. Spent several hours there as each room has a story to tell. Shop next door in village has small replicas of castles and chateaus in 3D and on magnets in resin made by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

fabulous fortress overlooking the river. fascinating history (100 years war - Simon de Montfort etc). Huge trebuchet seige machines that you can get up close and personal with. Word of warning for the less mobile ... the walk up ( through the equally gorgeous village) is steep but well worth it!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Chateau de Castelnaud offered some of the best videos explaining the construction of the Chateau/castle, battles, and historical events. An amazing collection of weaponry and artifacts from the centuries when it was a powerful force. Well worth the trip to experience this castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We came here after visiting Beynac. Despite similarities in structure, the experience they both offer is different and both worth doing. This castle has been carefully restored where necessary and is a dominating structure reminding us of the medieval wars that necessitated it. Inside and out are interesting medieval military displays. There is artillery and armour and siege machinery. Some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We went in October, so there were just enough visitors to be able to see everything properly. Excellent views from the top of the chateau of the Dordogne. Lots of weaponry. They do re enactments too, but not our visit. There are is no furniture or bedrooms, living quarters etc just a kitchen. If you like weaponry and details of... More 

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