Château de Castelnaud

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

The most visited castle in the South West of France

Built on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Dordogne, 9km from Sarlat, the Château de Castelnaud 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 Museum of War in the Middle Ages, it houses a large collection of weapons and armour and life-size reconstructions of the most powerful siege machines of the time.

Today, the castle is open from

10 am – 7 pm

Last admissions one hour before closing.

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


Opening of the tavern – creperie Thursday 28 March 2024

Open every day, from midday until the castle closes


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 30 March to 11 November


12,90 €

Child (age 10-17)

6,50 €

Child under 10


Combined tickets with Marqueyssac Gardens

24 €

Child (age 10-17)

12 €

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 flyers - 2024

Prepare your visit by consulting castle brochures.

Château de Castelnaud - Brochure
Château de Castelnaud - Brochure