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Château de Commarque
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Château de Commarque

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Château de Commarque

Linked by marriage to the lords of Beynac in the 14th century and abandoned 300 years later, the Château de Commarque is finally back into the caring hand of its last family member, Hubert de Commarque. Slowly retrieved from the overgrowth, the settlement is now open to the public. If half the site is in ruins, it only adds to the fabulous experience of visiting this very special place hidden into an isolated valley without sight of any modern life.

From prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, this castle tells the story of 15,000 years of human history in the heart of the Perigord Noir. Located between Sarlat and Les Eyzies, the Château de Commarque is a listed historical monument in a national heritage valley.

Address and Contact Details for Château de Commarque

Château de Commarque
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

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Known otherwise as the Dordogne, Perigord and Gascony are the heart and soul of la belle France, a land of dense oak forests, winding rivers, emerald-green fields and famously rich country cooking. It’s the stuff of which French dreams are made: turreted châteaux and medieval villages line the riverbanks, wooden-hulled gabarres (traditional flat-bottomed, wooden boats) ply the waterways, and market stalls overflow with foie gras, truffles, walnuts, cheeses and fine wines.

The Dordogne département has a bevy of bastides (fortified towns) and fantastic medieval castles, as well as Europe’s most spectacular cave paintings, and probably the best cuisine. To the northeast, the Limousin région – encompassing the Haute-Vienne, Creuse and Corrèze départements – is the most rural, strewn with farms and hamlets, as well as the porcelain centre, Limoges. To the south, the Lot département is ribboned with rivers to cruise and caverns to explore, plus dramatic hilltop villages, and medieval settlements.

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Other Local Activities in Dordogne

  • Abbaye de St- Pierre
  • Albi
  • Auch
  • Autoire
  • Basilique Saint Sernin de Toulouse
  • Bergerac
  • Beynac-et-Cazenac
  • Bourdeilles
  • Brantme
  • Cahors
  • Castres
  • Cathdrale St-Pierre de Condom
  • Cathdrale Ste-Marie d'Auch
  • Chteau de Castelnaud
  • Chteau de Monbazillac
  • Château de Beynac
  • Château de Biron
  • Château de Commarque
  • Château de Hautefort
  • Château de Losse
  • Château de Marqueyssac
  • Château de Puymartin
  • Château des Milandes
  • Cordes sur Ciel
  • Domme
  • Dordogne Valley
  • Larressingle
  • Les Eyzies
  • Maison Forte de Reignac
  • Montauban
  • Muse Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Notre-Dame de Rocamadour
  • Prigueux
  • Sarlat
  • St-Jean-de-Cle
  • Toulouse
  • Vieux Palais