Castelnaud la Chapelle isn't just a castle!

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is one of France's most beautiful villages, not to be missed! Situated 15km from Sarlat on a rocky outcrop at the confluence of the Dordogne and Céou rivers, come and visit its rich, typically Périgord heritage and enjoy a first-rate location for outdoor leisure activities.

Built in the 12th century, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is terraced. As you make your way up the steep, narrow streets, you'll come face to face with old Périgord houses covered in slate roofing and with their distinctive architecture, and you can visit the magnificently restored castel, which houses the Musée de la Guerre au Moyen Âge (Museum of War in the Middle Ages), as well as the Château des Milandes, the former home of Josephine Baker. Both offer a wide range of activities.

You can also admire a splendid panorama of the Dordogne valley, with the château of Beynac and Cazenac in the distance.

If you're in the mood for sporting activities, you can go canoeing, walking or cycling along the pleasant cycle route that runs alongside the Céou, or hire bikes... not forgetting the Maisonneuve cliffs for climbing enthusiasts!


  • The capital of the Prérigord Noir : Sarlat
  • The village of Bynac and Cazenac
  • The village of La Roque Gageac
  • The village of Domme
  • The Gardens of Marqueyssac