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Dordogne river

Fast flowing river in Dordogne

The Chateau de Castelnaud



Photos and guide to the castle at Castelaud is just off the D57 by the side of the Dordogne river.

It faces the Chateau Marqueyssac which is worth a visit while you are in the area.

You can see the Chateau Marqueyssac in the photo below.

Chateau  Marqueyssac picture

Chateau-de-Castelnaud


Château de Castelnaud picture

Chateau de Castelnaud was the base for the English army during the 100 year war.

The French were based across the river at Castle Beynac there is a link at the bottom of the page.

Castelnaud is an interesting place to visit it has a museum displaying weapons from the 100 year war.

It has videos, interactive computers you can see the old kitchens and how food was prepared.

The master armourer will show you how armour was made he will also forge an arrow tip.After you have visited the castle take a walk rounf the medieval village

La Tour de Cause is a nice Bed and Breakfast in the area. A local Map of the area

You could also try La Belle Demeure at Lieu dit Le Bouscot, 24250 Saint-Cybranet, more details here

The Trebuchet


Chateau de Castelnaud picture 2

There is a book shop and tavern you can see working models of siege engines like the mangonel

It is a giant sling or the trebuchet. You can see them in the photos.

The best part of the visit is the view down the river.

Chateau de Castelnaud picture 3

There are plenty of places to stay in the area we stayed in a Gite in the nearby town of Bergerac.

This Gite in the village of Daglan looked very nice

Daglan gite to rent

This stone house with exposed beams offers charm and comfort and is located in the most sought after area of the Dordogne.

Sarlat, the Chateaux of Beynac and Castelnaud, the Bastide of Domme and Roque Gageac with river beaches are all within 20km.

The main garden area to the front of the house has a lawned area which contains a covered area ideal for eating outdoors.

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