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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

The first inhabitants ... In a primitive world dominated by the vegetable, mineral and animal, man trying to survive. For this, he finds refuge with caves halfway up the cliffs of Comte located at the confluence of the Céou and valleys of the Dordogne, they underline the importance of site selection of the man.

Millennia later ... By its geographical position, controlling one of the main river channels and terrestrial communications, the parishioners of Castelnaud were the first witnesses of a turbulent past and experienced many vicissitudes during the centuries dominated by wars. In the 12th century castle with its village castral appear. The 14th century, the Hundred Years War when English and French are fighting the site boundary between two kingdoms. After the plague of 1348, the 15th century was the announcement of a relative peace. Castelnaud becomes a French site and a demographic and economic development is established slowly. The family of Caumont, Lord of Castelnaud, built to live in the castle Mirandes (The Milandes) less austere than the fortress. The 16th century was under the influence of religious wars. The 18th century and French Revolution the castle was abandoned, the privileges are abolished, the peasants discovered freedom. The 19th and 20th centuries agitated the minds of men: the inland waterways is supplanted by the arrival of the railway. Industrialization introduced in rural areas. The rural exodus and the two world wars led to desertification. A turning economic related to tourism is taken in 1947 when the castle was bought by Milandes Josephine Baker.

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle overlooking the confluence of the Dordogne and Céou, characterized by its provision that the terraces are ascended according to the steep narrow streets, is a village of exceptionally rich heritage. Its very typical houses, his memorial, his pigeon, its views, walking trails and hiking without forgetting its cliffs and rivers that make it a favorite spot for outdoor recreation and scenery. Agriculture, crafts, shopping, rich associational life and leisure life and ensure the reputation of this county small but active and prosperous.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.8158300 (N 44° 48’ 57”)
Longitude1.1494000 (E 1° 8’ 58”)
AltitudeFrom 51m to 283m
Surface area20.88 km²
Population479 inhabitants
Density22 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (69 km, 1h20)
Insee code24086
IntercommunalityCC de Domme-Villefranche du Périgord
TerritoriesAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Vézac2.9 km (6 min)
Saint-Cybranet3.6 km (7 min)
La Roque-Gageac3.8 km (5 min)
Beynac-et-Cazenac4.2 km (8 min)
Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse6.4 km (10 min)
Cénac-et-Saint-Julien7.6 km (12 min)
Veyrines-de-Domme8.2 km (10 min)
Allas-les-Mines8.8 km (13 min)
Domme9 km (16 min)
Daglan10.2 km (13 min)
Vitrac10.3 km (15 min)
Saint-Laurent-la-Vallée11.4 km (19 min)
Cladech12.5 km (17 min)
Sarlat-la-Canéda12.5 km (18 min)
Grives13.2 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Village Festival the 3rd weekend of July, beautiful fireworks.

Milandes cycling race to the 1st half of August.

Castelnaud Castle - Medieval Show


The village
The village
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The Castle
The Castle
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The Castle
The Castle
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The Castle
The Castle
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Tuesday 9 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 36°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 37°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 38°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Theme park to Milandes (in summer).

Several channels of great hiking trails.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon flight over Périgord
Nature and the great outdoors210 € Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse (3.1 km)
Hermit’s Maze
Entertainment6 € to 8 € Domme (9.1 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations15 € to 25 € Carsac-Aillac (9.9 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Sports sensations15 € to 25 € Groléjac (10.5 km)
Guided quad bike tour
Sports sensations60 € Groléjac (11.4 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Castelnaud-La-Chapelle Loop
Castelnaud-La-Chapelle discovery tour. Most beautiful villages in France
HikeEasy35 minCastelnaud-la-Chapelle
Loop of the Gabares. La Roque-Gageac. Most beautiful villages in France
HikeEasy1h15La Roque-Gageac (2.9 km)
Barker Road in Dordogne Valley Stage 2
HikeAthletic6h15Cladech (6.1 km)
Barker Road in Dordogne Valley Stage 1
HikeAthletic6h25Sarlat-la-Canéda (8.9 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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