Château de Commarque

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  • Monument Historique
  • Natura 2000
  • Dordogne en Famille

Other services : 2 étoiles Guide Vert Michelin

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Disable access
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • Château de Commarque
      The Adventure of Prehistory in the Middle Ages

      Once upon a time in a legendary valley there was a grandiose millefeuille of stones where dungeons and a fortified castle, troglodytes and a prehistoric cave are superimposed on a rocky outcrop in a breathtaking landscape. You will engrave the stone with Cro-Magnon, you will draw with the arc like a knight, you will draw with the pen the poems of the courtly love. You will discover the mysteries of Commarque through games of yesteryear, themed workshops, a great treasure hunt in the form of a thrilling medieval investigation, captivating exhibitions and 3D projections and of course free and guided tours.

      New: Universe of feudalism and chivalry, Nature and biodiversity trail, new wooden games.

      • Special group reception
      • Guided tours FR / ANG or self-guided tours with booklet available in 6 languages • 1 reserved bus parking area with turnaround area
      • Picnic areas outside and sheltered
      • Souvenir shop, hot and cold drinks and snacking
      • Seminar spaces for meetings with fully equipped rooms

      Open from April 1 to November 1, 2020:

      • April, May, June: 11 am to 7 pm
      • July / August: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
      • September 1 to 7: 11 am to 7 pm
      • Sept 20 to 7 pm: 1 pm - 6 p.m. • 1-16 Oct: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
      • 17 Oct - 1 Nov (All Saints) : 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

      Last admission 1 hour before closing

      Individual rates:

      • Adult: 8.80 euros
      • Student: 7 euros
      • 13-17 years: 5.5 euros
      • 6-12 years: 4.5 euros
      • -6 years: free Group

      rates (from 20 people) :

      • Adult group: 7.8 euros
      • Student group: 6 euros
      • Group 13-17 years: 5 euros
      • Group 6-12 years: 4 euros

      Treasure hunt: entry + 2 euros


      ANIMATIONS :

      During the All Saints holidays, from Saturday October 17 to Sunday November 1, the Château de Commarque offers afternoon workshops from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except Saturday).

      Workshops included in the ticket during the holidays :
      Monday : Atelier Blason
      Tuesday : Archery Workshop until 5:30 p.m.
      Wednesday : Medieval Geometry
      Thursday : Medieval Calligraphy
      Friday : Animal Totem
      Sunday : Archery until 5:30 p.m.

      Without forgetting the discovery of the Prehistory room with a large exhibition on Prehistory in the Beune and a 3D film inviting you into the bowels of the cave of Commarque, the restored rooms of the Corps de logis, games of yesteryear, the new museography and scenography of the troglodytes, the Exhibition on families and the new Archeology cabinet "Between myths and realities".

      Also want to have fun with family or friends? Don't miss the Escape Game in the Commarque dungeon on October 18, 21, 25 and 28.

      Reservation required with La Cape Noire on 07 84 53 96 83 and on www.lacapenoire.com

      New for 2020 at Château de Commarque :
      Discovery of the world of feudalism and chivalry

      Each year, we wish to present to our visitors the results of historical and scientific research carried out on the site.

      This year, you are invited to discover the chivalrous universe at the Château de Commarque thanks to the presentation of rites, the code of honor of chivalry and much more ! By surprising the dialogues of personalities of yesteryear, we offer you an immersion in their time, you will be introduced to the knowledge of knights, heralds and trobaïritz, all united in honor of the lady and the lord of the place, during preparing for a big event! Let yourself be guided by their voices and your trip to the Middle Ages will be all the more captivating!

      New workshop : "Draw me your coat of arms!"

      The Herald of Commarque welcomes you to his heraldry initiation workshop. Anecdotes and knowledge on the meaning of the coat of arms will be revealed to you so that you can create your own coats of arms, such as lords, ladies and knights of the Middle Ages.

      Nature and biodiversity trail in the valley at the foot of the Château de Commarque

      The Commarque valley, a breathtaking green setting, is in reality a remarkable biosphere area with its Natura 2000, ZNIEFF and Grand Site classifications. Here, in this portion of the Grande Beune valley, there are species that cannot be found anywhere else.

      Come for example to meet our marsh cows reintroduced into their natural habitat. You can relax in the cool woods or near the ancient spring. This year, the students of the chamber of agriculture carried out a nature and biodiversity trail to highlight the flora and fauna that abound around the Commarque site.

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Traveller Reviews

4.6 sur 5 1281 reviews

  • Kati Kusche

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Kati Kusche on 22/02/2020

    Stunning site. Beautiful surroundings. Great for photos and some history on the side. Highly recommended.

  • Teresa C.

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Teresa C. on 02/11/2018

    Impressive!!! They did a great job maintaining the castle and not taking away the original remains. It's quite bit so take your time to go through each area. Do not miss climbing to the top tower and the 360 view is incredible!!! I'd recommend going no later than 4 during November since it gets dark real fast. High recommend it!

  • Geoffrey King

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Geoffrey King on 06/06/2019

    Mentioned by martin walker in one of the wonderful bruno novels. A magical location, mystical surroundings but lots of steps so not for the immobile...

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 1048 reviews

  • "A Masterpiece in Dordogne"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Rioquin on 30/07/2020

    Unbelievable castle to visit in Dordogne! Do not miss it! Complete masterpiece! Wear closed shoes and be prepared to climb a lot.

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  • "There are far more intersting places to visit"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by Doug B (Callander, Canada) on 12/11/2019

    A LONG walk in from the parking lot takes you to a ruined chateau with little of interest and little explanation of its history and why it is significant. It's an archeological work in progess that...

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  • "Interesting Troglodyte Remains"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by wanderingwanda855 (Berkeley, California) on 08/11/2019

    We did not go into the remains of the chateau, but found the troglodyte artifacts more interesting. It's a pretty long walk (15 minutes or so) from the parking lot to the chateau and the access roads...

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Château de Commarque
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

GPS coordinates

44° 56'10.91"N, 1° 6'12.22"E

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