Access & services

Location

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

Château de Castelnaud

24 250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

How to come?

On foot

Public footpaths
GR 64 – PR 14

By car

GPS coordinates
44°48 57 59 N-1 08 33 02 E

Highway A20:
interstate exit Souillac

Highway A89:
interstate exit Sarlat-la-Canéda

By bus

Transperigord-bus voor Souillac-Sarlat en
Périgueux-Sarlat
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Bus 14 Sarlat-Castelnaud in juli-augustus: uren hier

By train

Nearest station:
Sarlat-la-Canéda (9 km)
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By plane

Nearest airports
Brive-la-Gaillarde (57 km)
aeroport-brive-vallee-dordogne.fr
Bergerac (65 km)
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Parking

Municipal parking above the castle,
3-minute walk, fee paying.

Parking along the Dordogne River,
15-minute walk, free.

Parking reserved for buses only,
5-minute walk, free. (Bus 1, Bus 2)

Chateau de Castelnaud - Parking

Accessibility

The layout of the castle and the many narrow staircases make accessing the museum difficult for people with reduced mobility. However, the viewpoint and the barbican are accessible.

Benches are available for breaks throughout your visit, inside and outside the castle.

For the visually impaired, or blind, a guide in Braille is available at reception.

Services

Open year-round, the Château’s shop offers a large choice of works about the Middle Ages and many gift items: monographs in english and object derived from the castle, collectible coins, glass objects, jewellery, tapestries, model siege weapons, games, stationary, costumes…
It is very difficult to use a pram in the castle, we highly recommmend leaving them at the entrance, storage is provided.

A changing table is at your disposal in the castle toilets.

In July and August, refreshments (beverages and ice cream) are sold within the castle grounds.
Picnics are forbidden in the castle. Picnic tables are available at the community car-park and along the banks of the Dordogne.
Animals on leashes are allowed within the castle grounds.