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Chateau de Commarque

24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 59 00 25
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Wonderful, even in the rain

Although there is a fairly stiff walk down to the chateau, it is a nicely presented ruin with an... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
azjayhawks
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Tucson, Arizona
Fantastic: Go early in the day, pack a picnic and bring the kids.

We loved the visit, especially seeing the development of a fortified Chateau over the ages. The... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
MadamJosephine
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Melbourne, Australia
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DISCOVER ON SITE The Medieval fortified encampment, the restored main building and the Fortress The Troglodyte dwellings The Valley and the Prehistoric cave (video and photo exhibitions) FREE WORKSHOPS (JULY/AUGUST) Prehistory drawing, Archery, Scultpur. Pythagoras (Medieval geometry) The Reporter Medieval Calligraphy Included in your visit: Exhibition of works carried out «Before and After». Video and photo exhibition of the prehistoric Cave of Commarque. XIV century chess game. Discover games for all family. Services: Independent tours with guide book provided in 6 languages, Free shaded parking, Toilets, Picnic tables, Access to a running steam, Snacking, Soft drinks and ice cream, Photos and film authorised, Dogs with leach allowed.
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“car park” (29 reviews)
“parking lot” (10 reviews)
“minute walk” (6 reviews)
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24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Although there is a fairly stiff walk down to the chateau, it is a nicely presented ruin with an interesting selection of medieval games (think ring-tosse or skittles) that the kids can play in one of the halls, and a great little film about the...More

1  Thank azjayhawks
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We loved the visit, especially seeing the development of a fortified Chateau over the ages. The chateau is built above troglodyte cave shelters, which in themselves are very interesting. Yes the walk from the carpark to the chateau is longish and uphill on the way...More

Thank MadamJosephine
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Having walked 600 metres down a difficult track with loose stones and quite an incline, we were dismayed to get to the castle and find there were lots of stairs to climb to get to the actual site. As reasonably fit 70 year olds we...More

Thank Meryl T
Commarque, Directeur général at Chateau de Commarque, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Visitors, We are very sorry your experience did not satisfy you. This is true that these days are exceptionally hot every where outside in Dordogne. Unfortunately you maybe didn't take advantage of the multiple bench disposed on the path which is in the shadow,...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We weren't sure if we'd enjoy going to a castle ruins, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. It's interesting to be able to wander around every part of the castle. They've reconstructed a small part of it so we could climb...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a beautiful afternoon at this Chateau, there is a lot of walking involved, bring water and hat. The history is extraordinary and the views are breathtaking. Take a guided tour because there is so much to take in!

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is not your typical fancy Chateaux all decked out with furniture and paintings, but rather is one in ruins that is slowly being restored. The sight sits on some pre-historic caves that contain rock carvings and paintings. The Romans built on top of this,...More

Thank mini_d51
Reviewed 29 May 2017

castle chateau built on top of prehistoric cave dwelling ruins, very interesting place. long hill walk in/out (unless you use disabled car park) but then still have to go up a lot of stairs to enter. well worth a visit.

Thank dlgflyer
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is a privately owned castle ruin undergoing reconstruction. Its in the heart of pre-historic cave country where Cro Magnon people painted and sculpted beautiful art as early as 22,000 BC. It's worth a visit for the gorgeous valley it overlooks and the feeling of...More

2  Thank Diverdad1
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We stayed a week in Beynac, so we toured Chateau de Beynac. We had kids with us, and they loved the suits of armor and trebuchets at Castelnaud, but I think everyone in our group enjoyed Chateau de Commarque best. We would have liked to...More

2  Thank Triplebock
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is an interesting one, and we weren't initially sure it was worth a visit. A bit low key compared to other sights in the area, and somewhat out of the way, on first sight it didn't seem worth the time or money. However, we...More

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ColonelWhite1960
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Response from Commarque | Property representative |
Bonjour, Adultes : 8€ 13 - 17 ans & étudiants : 6€ 6 - 12 : 4€ - 6 : free Welcome to Commarque :)
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