The Château de Castelnaud, a must-visit during your holiday!
Ready for a journey through time? This summer, head off to conquer the Château de Castelnaud from your campsite in the Dordogne! The most famous castle in the Périgord Noir opens its doors in both high and low season for fascinating days filled with entertainment. Standing proudly above the Dordogne, the Château de Castlenaud also offers a magnificent panorama: the Château de Beynac, the Marqueyssac Gardens, the village of La Roque-Gageac… and your adventure is only just beginning!
Not far from Sarlat, capital of the Périgord Noir, go green in the country with a stay at one of our campsites with heated swimming pools and entertainment for all the family. And when it comes to comfort, you certainly won’t be disappointed: our fully-equipped cottages and chalets await you in their lush green setting. As for our camping pitches, they can’t fail to delight any camper in search of nature. Between bathing, sport and medieval adventures at the Château de Castelnaud, your camping stay will leave you with a host of fabulous holiday memories!
Visit the Château de Castelnaud with the family
It’s hardly surprising that the Château de Castelnaud is one of the most-visited sites in the Périgord: with its reconstitutions, entertainment and fascinating collector’s items, the kids will live a dream of an experience. So come and immerse yourselves in the Middle Ages with the whole family!
Open all year-round, the Château de Castelnaud offers entertainment for every child during the school holidays: lessons on sword fighting, demonstrations by the blacksmith and the life-size trebuchet or catapult, displays of weapons handling... The youngest can even dress up as a medieval noblewoman or a real knight in armour. All of which leaves them with plenty of incredible adventures to tell their new campsite friends about!
Visit the Château de Castelnaud as a couple
No need to be a child to appreciate all the magic of the Château de Castelnaud! Its setting alone is more than worth the trip, majestically perched high on its rocky crag looking out over the Dordogne Valley.
Visiting it as a couple? Then buy a joint ticket to combine your visit with that of the sublime Marqueyssac Gardens opposite the castle! Quietly wander the pathways between the 150,000 box bushes, each trimmed to perfection, lit by candles on summer evenings. To complete a truly fairy-tale landscape, this “hanging garden” offers sumptuous views over the Dordogne below! In high season, a restaurant-tea room enables you to remain even longer and enjoy a delicious break.
Camping Château de Castelnaud: our handy tips for a successful stay
Good news! The visit to the Château de Castelnaud is free for all young campers under 10 years old.
During the summer holidays, the kids can try to solve the mystery of the castle during an impressive night-time show!
The Château de Castelnaud is home to the Museum of Medieval Warfare, displaying nearly 300 collector’s items!
To continue your medieval adventure, explore the Château de Beynac, sworn enemy of the Château de Castelnaud!