Château de Commarque

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 at 11:00 am

Closing

  • from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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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
    • 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 fortified castle, troglodytes and prehistoric grotto are superimposed on a rocky outcrop in a breathtaking landscape. You will engrave the stone with Cro-Magnon, you will draw with the arch like a knight, you will trace with the pen the poems of courtly love. You will discover the mysteries of Commarque through the games of yesteryear, themed workshops, a thrilling medieval investigation, captivating 3D exhibitions and projections and of course free and guided tours.

      New: Audio guide with the voice of Guillaume Galienne, the notebook of the little adventurer of Commarque, the archeology cabinet, Castles in celebration, plays and summer nights, Escape games.

      FR/ENG guided tours or free tours with booklet available in 6 languages and small illustrated Commarque book available in French and English (supplement of 1€).

      The Entrance Ticket includes :

      • The visit with audio guide by the actor Guillaume Galienne
      • Self-guided tour with booklet (6 languages)
      • The guided tour (school vacations and public holidays) : times and days see website
      • Exhibitions and films
      • Workshops (school vacations, public holidays) and free workshops
      • The games (except Grand Jeu de Piste)
      • The illustrated booklet of the Château (Fr / Ang) : + 1€
      • The little adventurer's notebook : + 2€

      1 reserved bus parking with turning area
      Outdoor and sheltered picnic areas
      Souvenir shop, hot and cold drinks and snacks
      Special group reception and seminar spaces for meetings with fully equipped rooms

      Events :

      Sunday 4, Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 April : Easter in Commarque
      Help ! The castle's golden egg has disappeared. Great egg hunt with rewards !
      Tuesday April 20 and Wednesday April 21 : Châteaux en Fête 8pm
      Night theater by Les Compagnons d'Ulysse.
      July / August : Medieval Murder Party en Nocturne
      Every Monday evening from July 12 to August 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. By reservation only.
      Wednesday 11 August 9 p.m. : Rêve en Vézère
      Theater festival in the Castrum by Les Compagnons d'Ulysse.
      Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September : European Heritage Days

      Information and schedules on our website and social networks.

      Open from April 1 to October 31, 2021

      New Opening Hours

      April/May/June : 11 am-7pm
      July/August : 10:30 am-7:30pm
      Sep 1-19 : 11 am-7pm
      Sep 20-Oct 15 : 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
      Oct 16-31 (All Saints) : 11 am-6pm

      Last admission 1 hour before closing.

      Individual rates
      Adult : 8.80€
      Student : 7€
      13-17 years old : 5.5€
      6-12 years old : 4.5€
      -6 years old : free

      Group rates (from 20 people):
      Adult group : 7.8€
      Student group : 6€
      Group 13-17 years old : 5€
      Group 6-12 years old : 4€

      Castrum treasure hunt : entry + 2€

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Traveller Reviews Château de Commarque

4.6 sur 5 1722 reviews

  • Meri M.

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Meri M. on 19/09/2021

    We loved this place and spent three hours total exploring the ruins. The castle has been brought back to life with a lot of love and many details have been added to tell about its past and the people who lived there. The whole place almost comes to life! Especially the caves and information on murals were interesting. Beautiful views around the valley, you can even go up to the tower. Can highly recommend this for history lovers!

  • Nick Russell

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nick Russell on 14/09/2021

    We walked to this as the mid point of a circular walk. Very impressive as you exit the woodland walk and there it is: a part restored medieval castle which gives a great feeling for how a few noble houses were protected by the lord of the castle. Don't drive to it, walk!

  • Melanie Witteveen

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Melanie Witteveen on 18/09/2021

    Good history, beautiful place. Staff tried to talk English, but was okay. The guide we bought was unfortunately in France instead of English like they said. But overal beautiful place, with history for not a expensive price 8,80 euros and you spend like an hour and half there

Traveller Reviews Château de Commarque

4.5 sur 5 1103 reviews

  • "Put it on your list to see."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Stefan C (Limoges, France) on 24/08/2021

    A great place to visit plenty of climbing and exploring,clue hunt to keep the kids amused also a games room. Really enjoyed this place plenty to see and a great paper guide in English so you can...

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  • "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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Address

Château de Commarque
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

GPS coordinates

44° 56'30.7"N, 1° 6'6.23"E

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