Castelnaud Castle visit

Castles & Gardens of the Dordogne Valley Full-Day Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Spend a day admiring three fantastic castles
  • See one of the most fantastic gardens in France at Chateau de Marqueyssac
  • View Chateau de Castelnaud's unique collection of arms and armor
Discover the most famous part of the Dordogne Valley on this private full-day tour from Sarlat. Visit the medieval fortress of Castelnaud, discover Milandes castle and relax in the gardens of Marqueyssac.
What to Expect
First discover and visit the mighty castle of Castelnaud, a medieval fortress overlooking the Dordogne River erected to face its rival, the Château de Beynac. In later times it was abandoned until it served as a quarry after the French Revolution. Today the picturesquely restored chateau houses a museum of medieval warfare, featuring reconstructions of siege engines such as the trebuchet. After a guided walking tour of the castle, depart for Chateau des Milandes.

Built around 1489, Chateau des Milandes was the main house of the lords of Caumont until 1535. In 1937, the American entertainer Josephine Baker rented the chateau and then purchased it in1947. Completely transformed by the artist at the time, your visit will plunge you back in the Art Deco style of the day and will make you discover an unknown facet of the life of the artist - her commitment as a resistance fighter during the German occupation.

Finally end the day with the visit of the castle and gardens of Marqueyssac. Listed as a National Historical Monument it offers more than 6 kilometers of shaded paths, edged with 150000 hand-pruned hundred-year-old boxwood trees carved into fantastic shapes. As you walk along the cliff sided by the Dordogne and the gardens, you will reach one of the most breathtaking views of the region overlooking the quaint village of La Roque Gageac.
What's Included
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
What's Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

This is a seasonal tour, operating between April 1 and October 31 (excluding August). Tours depart daily at 10:00 AM from the Place Pasteur bus stop in Sarlat la Caneda.

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