The Châteaux

Château  des  Milandes

 3 minutes by car and 20 minutes on foot from’Les Pastourels’ campsite

For all ages

20 minutes on foot from ‘Les Pastourels’ campsite, Chateau des Milandes tells of the life of Josephine Baker, celebrated Franco-American singer, who lived there during the Fifties. It is very interesting to see what represented luxury in the middle of the last century.

Children will be fascinated by the Falconry display (a high quality display – attention: in French only)

Or advice: Take the path opposite ‘les Pastourels’ campsite (PR13) and follow the yellow signs as far as the Chateau Milandes (not suitable for pushchairs) (this descends on going so obviously ascends on the return journey, avoid it in full heat, there is little shade).

Tariff :  https://www.milandes.com/horaires-et-tarifs/

 

Château de Beynac

20 minutes from ‘Les Pastourels’ campsite

Ideal for couples or families with older children

 

Perched on an enormous rock, the Chateau of Beynac was constructed over several centuries. You will be able to cross the different centuries during your visit. You will be able to cross the different centuries during your visit.You will be able to admire the valley of the 5 chateaux from its tower.

Less well known than Castelnaud – and less visited – this chateau will fascinate all ages.

Our advice: Beynac is our favourite chateau particularly if you are not looking for special animations for young children. Opposite Castelnaud , the visit is restful and enriching.

Tariff:  https://www.messortiesculture.com/chateau-de-beynac-1663

 

Château  de Commarques

 30 minutes from ‘Les Pastourels’ campsite.

For all ages

 A family has passionately restored this chateau over a period of several years and plunges you , in a playful manner, into the story of prehistory to today. Away from the crowds this chateau is truly remarkable. There are 4 guided visits daily, you can also visit with a booklet translated into 5 languages.

Our advice:  for  amateurs of hiking and walking. Take advantage to have a pleasant walk around the chateau, very good picnic spot.

Tariff:  https://www.commarque.com/horaires-et-tarifs/

 

Château  de Castelnaud

 10 minutes from ‘Les Pastourels’campsite

Ideal for families with young children

 Chateau  de Castelnaud tells about the marvellous medieval times and captivates children with its numerous animations adapted to a young public. You can discover how they lived in those times. Castelnaud la Chapelle is one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Our advice, park at the base of the village and ascend on foot to the chateau, this way you will start your visit with a very pretty walk.  Avoid doing so when it is too hot. The animations occur during the main weekends and all school holidays…

There are guided visits in French, English and Dutch, ideal with children, 

Tariff :   https://castelnaud.com/horaires_tarifs_acces_services/