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Distance from La Barde: 25 minutes

Castelnaud, art of Middle Ages war

Ranked as Historic Monument, Castelnaud is totally given to the art of medieval war. There, you will discover an impressive collection of weapons and armors. Some war machines have been full-size reconstructed, as the big arbalest, the bombard or some type of trebuchets. Numerous models and very instructive audiovisuals allow to understand the different mode of attack and defense of a medieval Château.

Castelnaud proposes a lot of activities during school holidays that will make your children happy : show, forge demonstration, trebuchet shooting, sword fighting lesson or also armors fitting.

The Château is open all the year, every day, and there is no guided tour; a visit book translated in 10 languages is at your disposal. You will find all the prices information here.

Good to know : it’s possible to couple your visit of the Château with the one of the Marqueyssac gardens, located just in front of the castle, with a 1,60€ discount.

We visited it for you !

Castelnaud is THE typical castle of South West of France. Middle Ages or art of war lovers ? It’s perfect for you ! It’s a visit that we propose to the families we receive at La Barde because children adore it. It’s also a good way to discover in one day a typical castle and one of the most beautiful gardens of Perigord.


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