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Chateau de Commarque

24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 59 00 25
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Excellent visit

Allow a couple of hours to walk around these extensive remains, starting with prehistoric caves and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurie W
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Calne, United Kingdom
Fascinating history

This old ruin is well worth the visit because the family has done such an excellent job of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert I
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Toronto, Canada
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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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24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allow a couple of hours to walk around these extensive remains, starting with prehistoric caves and various fortified buildings dating back to 12th century. Quite a bit of restoration has been sensitively done and it's all fascinating stuff. A good ten minutes walk from the...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old ruin is well worth the visit because the family has done such an excellent job of developing the site and remaining faithful to the architectural and archeological findings. The descriptions are extremely helpful (a little more on the keep buildings themselves would be...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 15 September 2017

After a drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, we stopped at Chateau de Commarque before heading into Sarlat. There's parking some distance from the actual site, and the journey through the woods towards the castle was a great prelude. Situated on top of a natural cavern, there...More

Thank Klyphic
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We were in two minds whether to view this chateau and left it until the last day of our holiday, mostly because we were satisfied we'd done everything else we wanted to do. We were so glad we did!! This chateau is utterly fascinating and...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We loved our visit to this chateau. It is a fascinating place, inhabited for millennia, with troglodyte caves and the chateau which was built in various phases over the following centuries. It is a ruin rather than a furnished chateau, but it is fun to...More

Thank VMB76
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This place has it all, prehistory, history, views everything. We have been many times and will come again. You do not have to be interested in castles or history to enjoy Commarque and as it is smack bang in the middle of Perigord you can...More

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 29 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 18 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
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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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