The exceptional Château des Eyzies

We promise you that the visit to this emblematic castle of Périgord Noir will stay in your memories for a long time.

nestled in the valley of the young, between Les Eyzies and Sarlat, this medieval castle impresses. The keep and the fortress fit perfectly into the surrounding nature. This tower erected on its spur is an ocher setting in a lung of greenery.

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A very atypical castrum

The Dordogne is renowned for its 1001 castles, that of Commarque is undoubtedly one of the unavoidable attractions during a stay in Périgord.
It is remarkable for its location, standing on his rock, but also because it was a co-lordship, a rare enough fact to be underlined. The families of the lords shared the towers of this castrum in medieval times. The castle passed into the hands of the Beynacs, another important fortress in Dordogne and one of the 4 baronies of Périgord, during the Hundred Years' War.
Today, it is the Commarque family who brings this place to life and guides you through the history of this wonderful castle.

Facing Commarque, Laussel Castle

There is no shortage of castles in the Dordogne. The proof, in front of it, we notice this other castle which was the lair of the Commarques for many years. It's about Laussel castle. Another medieval work by Marquay not open to visitors but which allows for magnificent photos.

Discover the most beautiful photos of Commarque on the castle’s Instagram account.

The photos of the Commarque castle are good, feeling it vibrate is better!

The Commarque family: Hubert, Jean and Aude, program throughout its opening period original animations to bring the castle to life and offer animated tours.

Perhaps the most spectacular visit is the one in hot air balloon. It allows for magnificent aerial images. Flying over the keep, admiring the medieval ensemble as well as the Beune valley is an enchanting spectacle. Don't forget to share your photos on our social networks Facebook et Instagram, we too want to dream!

Hot air ballooning in Commarque

However, feet on the ground aren't bad either. Especially if you like to dance. In summer, the Château organizes activities around music or candlelight dinners to thrill the inhabitants of Sarlat, Les Eyzies and all summer visitors to the Dordogne.

At Easter, Commarque Castle opens its doors even to little rabbits. A easter egg hunt in one of the most “Grand Site de France”, does that tempt you? We reassure you, it is not reserved for children, you are all welcome.

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Unforgettable experiences to live

The Château de Commarque has a troglodytic part and prehistoric cave which can be discovered during a privileged visit. It does not have the profusion of cave paintings of the Font-de-Gaume cave located a few kilometers from the castle but clearly shows the settlement of men in this valley for millennia.

Every school vacation and sometimes on public holidays, there are crazy activities to try in Dordogne. 

To take a trip back to the 14th century, we visit the Château de Commarque. It can be done with a guide or with free access thanks to a audio-guides. During the summer, a troop brings the medieval daily life of soldiers to life; it's sure to be a magical family moment that awaits you.
Personalized guided tours are scheduled regularly during the holidays, check timetables on the castle website.

If your child likes manual activities, the Château de Commarque offers a workshop every day of the school holidays, included in the entrance ticket. Archery, stone carving, calligraphy, … You choose ! We even take you back to prehistoric times with the propellant firing. Who do you think, your child or you, will have the most fun?

For the more daring in search of thrills, a abseiling from the dungeon is possible: 60m in height and centuries of history to pass under your feet.
As for those who want to exercise their brains, the Escape Game will allow them to put their detective skills into practice.

Can you already imagine yourself attacking Commarque? So don't wait any longer and come and visit it quickly!

Good to know

The castle car park is out of the way, a walk through the Périgord Noir forest allows you to access the site on foot. People with disabilities can contact the castle to benefit from parking nearby.


Commarque is located in Sireuil, one of the hamlets of the village of Les Eyzies.

Les Eyzies it's a journey through time, from Prehistory at the time medieval, each century of French history is transcribed through its stone. This vast commune brings together major sites in Périgord such as the Prehistory Interpretation Center or the cave of Great Rock but also the hamlet of Tayac and its troglodyte fort, the hamlet of Sireuil, the former commune of Manaurie and the former commune of Saint-Cirq.

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Full price
9.8 € -
Child rate
6.5 € -
Reduced price
8 € -
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8.8 € -
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6 € -
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7 € -

Give us your opinion on this castle and the other sites in Dordogne by visiting us. Find us at the Tourist Office of Les Eyzies, Le Bugue or Montignac-Lascaux.

The Vézère valley makes a point of protecting this land of New – Aquitaine classified as “Grand Site of France“. Come experience a vacation in a peaceful place where culture and nature blend perfectly. 

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