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Commarque

Distance from La Barde: 30 minutes

Commarque, cohabitation of several lineages

On the cliff, overlooking the Beune, Commarque had be occupied from the prehistory to the end of the 16th Century. 3 major excavation campaigns have shown that several lineages were known to have cohabited on the Commarque site: Beynac, Cendrieux, Commarque, Escars, Gondrix and La Chapelle.

Commarque was in danger of collapse and it’s in 1962 that Hubert de Commarque decided to undertake the rescue and the restoration of the Château, that made it possible to protect a large number of the remaining standing walls.

During your visit, you will discover the prehistoric cave, the equipped troglodyte dwellings but also the medieval fortified encampment and the fortress.

The visit of the site is independent; you can do it at your own pace with a guide book provided, available in 5 languages. In summer, you can follow a free guided tour (5 times a day). Various workshops and activities, included in the ticket price, are also proposed during school and public holidays !

The site is open from the beginning of April to the All Saints Day holiday. You will find all prices information here.

We visited it for you !

The way to access to the Château is a lovely 1km walk through the woods. At the foot of the castle, you will discover ruins and renovation works but the mysterious atmosphere makes you want to discover it. At the top of the donjon, you will be delighted with the superb landscape just in front of you.

 

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