Access & services


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

Bus Transpérigord to Souillac-Sarlat and

Ligne 338 Sarlat-Castelnaud
in July and August:
2023 schedules here

By train

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

By plane

Nearest airports
Brive-la-Gaillarde (57 km)
Bergerac (65 km)


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


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.


Opening of the tavern-creperie Thursday 28 March 2024.
Under the new shop, the castle tavern offers you a gourmet and thirst-quenching break on a sheltered terrace with a view of the magnificent Céou valley.
Open from midday until the castle closes, every day until 3 November.

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.

Château de Castelnaud - Taverne

Open since June 2023, the Château’s shop offers you a new bright and modern space where you will find many articles related to the Middle Ages: monographs in english and object derived from the castle, collectible coins, glass objects, jewellery, tapestries, model siege weapons, games, stationary, costumes, medieval drinks…
The shop is open year-round.

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.

Animals on leashes are allowed within the castle grounds.

Château de Castelnaud - Services