Château de Castelnaud

Château de Castelnaud

Welcome to Castelnaud Castle

Built on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Périgord Noir, the Castelnaud Castle offers a magnificent panoramic view over the Dordogne Valley. Founded in the 12th century, it is a perfect example of a medieval fortress. Today, the castle houses an important collection of weapons and armour. Along the bastion, the most powerful siege machines from the Middle Ages have been recreated and placed in attack positions.

Today, the castle is open from

10:00 – 19:00

Last admission one hour before closing.

The visit of the castle and the animations are WITHOUT RESERVATION.



Free for children under 10
Château de Castelnaud
Don’t forget to ask for the game booklet!

Payment methods accepted on site: cash and credit card

High season

From 1 April to 13 November



Child (10 to 17 years)


Child under 10


Combined tickets with Marqueyssac Gardens


Child (10 to 17 years)


Child under 10



Castelnaud castle is situated in Périgord Noir, in the Dordogne Valley,
9km south of Sarlat and around two and a half hours from Bordeaux, Toulouse and Limoges.

Adress: Château de Castelnaud 24 250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

National Plan
Plan d'accès - Château de Castelnaud

Municipal parking (fee paying) above the castle, 3-minute walk, or parking along the Dordogne River (free), 15-minute walk.

Castle flyer - 2022

Prepare your visit by consulting the castle brochure.
Château de Castelnaud - Brochure