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03 July 2024  |  Tourism, Holidays

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, a return to the Middle Ages

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is a jewel of the Périgord Noir, in the heart of the Dordogne.

This village is ranked among the most beautiful in France, and dominates by its imposing medieval castle. Discover the historical, cultural and natural riches of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Castelnaud's Castle: Guardian of Medieval History

The main attraction of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is the castle. Built in the 12th century, this castle is an impressive testimony to medieval military architecture.

Chateau Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

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Museum of War in the Middle Ages

The castle houses the Museum of War in the Middle Ages, which presents an exceptional collection of weapons and armor, as well as reconstructions of war machines. Visitors can discover the art of medieval warfare through interactive exhibitions and demonstrations of catapults and triplets.

Panoramic view - Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

From the ramparts of the castle, you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Dordogne valley. The surrounding landscapes, with their wooded hills and winding rivers.

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, a pretty little village

Beyond the castle, the village of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle deserves in-depth exploration. Its cobbled streets and stone houses typical of Périgord Noir immerse you in an authentic and charming atmosphere.

Walk in the village

Stroll through the narrow streets of the village, admire the traditional houses and let yourself be surprised by the tranquility that reigns there. The village is a real haven of peace, far from the hustle and bustle of large cities.

Tasting of local products

Visit the local market to discover and taste local products: foie gras, truffles, nuts and regional wines. These delights are an integral part of the region's culinary identity.


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