Commarque Castle Caves and chasms, Prehistoric Sites 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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Useful information

  • Monument Historique
  • Natura 2000
  • Dordogne en Famille

Other services : 3 étoiles Guide Vert Michelin

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Disable access
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • Commarque Castle

      The mysteries of the Forgotten Fortress

      Once upon a time, in a legendary valley there was a grandiose millefeuille of stones where dungeons and fortified castles, troglodytes and prehistoric caves overlap in a breathtaking landscape. You will engrave stone like a builder, you will shoot a bow like a knight, you will trace with a pen the poems of courtly love. You will discover the mysteries of Commarque through old games, themed workshops, a puzzle game, captivating exhibitions and of course free and guided tours...

      New: Mysteries & Lights Evenings, The game of 7 chests, Foodtruck (school holidays).
      Activities by reservation: Abseiling (unique in Dordogne), Escape game.
      Open from 03/28/2024 to 11/03/2024

      Schedules :

      • From March 28 to May 12, 2024: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., every day
      • From May 14 to July 5, 2024: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday
      • 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
      • From September 23 to October 18, 2024: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday
      • From October 19 to November 3, 2024: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., every day

      Entrance ticket prices (includes self-guided tour, guided tour and workshops): between €6.50 and €9.80

      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.

      Guided tours by reservation excluding school holidays and public holidays:

      • Exterior guided tour (short visit – topo in the valley: 30min): €55 + Entrance fees
      • Historical guided tour (long visit: between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes): €75 + Entrance fees


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

      Archery, Slingshot 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

      FREE PARKING and TOILETS

      • Small snacks, DRINKS AND ICE CREAM
      • Dogs allowed on a leash – picnic area
      • Foodtruck during Easter and summer holidays (Sunday to Friday)


      Labels: Historical monument, 3 Michelin stars, Dordogne en Famille

      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° 56'30.57"N, 1° 6'8.07"E

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