Commarque Castle Castles in Périgord in Les Eyzies de Tayac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 06:00 pm

Opens Saturday at 11:00 am

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Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Disable access
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • The Château de Commarque, the discovery of an exceptional site in Périgord

      Here is a unique castle in Dordogne which surprises with its height and its extent, since it represents a complex medieval ensemble in the heart of the Beune valley. Nestled in lush greenery, it takes you on a journey through time through several historical sites. Organize your visit to an authentic place 20 minutes from Sarlat and 10 from Eyzies, for a fun and educational moment in a surprising stone fortress .

      The Château de Commarque, the essential visit to a medieval castrum in the Dordogne

      The Château de Commarque has been under constant renovation since the start of its construction in the 12th century, until the 17th century when it was deserted and abandoned. It was in 1972 that Hubert Commarque bought this unique place and undertook its rescue through consolidation and restoration work. Now open for tours, the Château de Commarque reveals its history through its towers and dungeons built at the top of a cliff in a green and natural landscape. At the same time, a prehistoric cave and troglodyte habitats were discovered in this legendary valley with sumptuous panoramas. Coming to the Château de Commarque means going back in time and taking a lovely walk in the heart of nature.

      The Château de Commarque, a lively site all year round in Les Eyzies

      Impossible to be bored in this incredible fortress ! Open in 2024 from March to November (remember to check the schedules depending on the period), it promises enchanted days for adults and children who have access to numerous activities . Visits can be free with a booklet, guided or explained by an audio guide recorded by the famous actor Guillaume Galienne. It's up to you to choose before continuing with an immersive workshop . Stone sculpture, archery, calligraphy or original music, you will have fun. Other activities upon reservation are offered such as the hot air balloon flight or the night trip, as well as events which punctuate the year. Book your visit, the Château de Commarque is a must in the Dordogne .

      HOURS OF OPERATION

      Open from 03/29/2024 to 11/03/2024

      • From March 29 to May 13, 2024: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., every day
      • From May 14 to July 5, 2024: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday except Pentecost weekend)
      • From July 6 to August 31, 2024: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., every day
      • From September 1 to September 22, 2024: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
      • From September 23 to October 18, 2024: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
      • From October 19 to November 3, 2024: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., every day

      Individual Rates:

      • Adults: €9.80
      • Children 6 to 17 years old: €6.50
      • Students: €8
      • Disabled: €8 (free for people with reduced mobility)


      Little adventurer notebook: €1
      Great treasure hunt, the game of 7 chests: €3

      Guided tours (included in entry ticket during school holidays and public holidays)
      Easter and public holidays: 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
      Summer holidays: 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m.

      All Saints’ Day: 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

      Workshops (included in entry ticket during school holidays and public holidays)

      Archery, Speargun shooting, Medieval calligraphy, Music of the Origins, Stone sculpture
      Easter, All Saints' Day and public holidays: 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
      Summer holidays: 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

      Sunday: archery
      Monday: stone carving
      Tuesday: archery
      Wednesday: Music of the Origins
      Thursday: Calligraphy
      Friday: propellant shooting

      Find it on the Guide du Périgord's Blog...

      The Château de Commarque: surprising stone fortress
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Traveller Reviews Commarque Castle

4.6 sur 5 2636 reviews

  • Sue Dobbing

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Sue Dobbing on 17/07/2023

    Touring Commarque is a worthwhile but steep scramble. It's a fascinating story of the history & renovation of an almost lost medieval castle & the valley it dominates. There is an interesting guide book in English which is worth getting. You do need to be able to climb lots of stairs up & down the tour. The car parks are a walk away. However it appears that you can drive almost to the entrance to drop people off pick up. Also there are no toilets at the castle. There is a notice at the car park & a loo. However there are picnic tables & a small cafe. There is a gateway at the highest point of the tour which does lead to an exit. However I don't know if this is used at all. Our visit was prior to high season.

  • Julien Tizorin

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Julien Tizorin on 20/07/2023

    We did the second night experience at Commarque and what a great surprise. The nigh experience is featuring an amazing display of poetry, class and fun in one of the most stunning castle in the region. The little market & food trucks are a perfect start to the ascension of the castle in darkness. Yes it is steep and a little frightening at times but what a show! The lights are displayed to perfection, the acoustic of the castle help displaying some music and the meeting with strange creatures are just wonderful. A big bravo to the team putting this event in place.

  • 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!

Traveller Reviews Commarque Castle

4.5 sur 5 1169 reviews

  • "Very interesting visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Fugu123 on 21/09/2023

    Another hidden gem! Lovely stroll from the carpark through the trees. Troglodyte caves and a very high tower! Really interesting site and plenty to see

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  • "Interesting castle"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Louise8866 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 14/08/2022

    Parking is roughly 700m from the castle with a walkway of loose stones to get to it. There is parking closer for those that need it. However, if you are not steady in your feet then maybe give this...

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  • "Highly recommended- a wonderful place to visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Sarah N (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 29/06/2022

    This was our 4th visit. An amazing place with a beautiful ambiance. Lovely place to picnic - some refreshments sold from site. There is a short walk from the car park but it is very pretty. The...

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Commarque Castle

Address

Château de Commarque
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 59 00 25

GPS coordinates

44° 56'30.7"N, 1° 6'6.23"E

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