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“Ch Castelnaud” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau de Castelnaud

Chateau de Castelnaud
Musee de la guerre au Moyen Age, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
0033 (0)5 53 31 30 00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Ch Castelnaud”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great castle to visit, it's been in many novels. It was fun to see and visit. Try catching a show if you can - they reenact an attack.

Visited September 2012
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Villefranche-de-Lonchat, France
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“Wonderful view, and a history lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Chateau de Castelnaud affords a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside, and the tour pinpoints all the interesting historical facts. One of the highlights was the live demonstration of how a trebuchet works. Some of the paths are quite steep.

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Step Climb Worth the Effort.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Highly informative, good videos, great views of the Dordogne valley and Beynac, good display of weaponry, especially three scale model trébuchets. Steep access lots of stairs-not suitable for those with mobility problems.

Visited September 2012
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Lancaster, Pa.
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“One of 2 Castle's a MUST see....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This castle and Castle Beynac are the must see ones in the Dordognne Valley.
It is unique in that it has a museum of relics, battle gear and live at this time. We highly recommend you visit this.

Visited September 2012
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“Medieval Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Although mostly rebuilt since it was destroyed after the 100 years war and used for its stone, it is a wonderful example of a castle of the period which was fought over between the English and French throughout the 100 years war, and again in the Cathar period. The museum of war is well done with audio visual presentations throughout. The views over the Dordogne are stupendous. There are good looking restaurants in the medieval village surrounding the castle with good opportunities for walks. Highly recommended, not to be missed.

Visited September 2012
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