Château de Castelnaud

The castle is open to visitors every day, all year round.

Welcome to Castelnaud Castle

Built on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Périgord Noir, 9km from Sarlat, Castelnaud Castle offers a magnificent panoramic view over the Dordogne Valley. Built in the 12th century, it is a perfect example of a medieval fortress. Today, the castle houses a large collection of weapons and armour. Along the bastion, the most powerful siege engines from the Middle Ages have been recreated and placed in attack positions.

Today, the castle is open from

10:00 – 19:00

Last admissions one hour before closing.

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

At the moment


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 1st april to 12 november


12,90 €

Child (age 10-17)

6,50 €

Child under 10


Combined tickets with Marqueyssac Gardens

23 €

Child (age 10-17)

11,50 €

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 - 2023

Prepare your visit by consulting the castle’s brochure.

Château de Castelnaud - Brochure