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The village of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and the Château de Castelnaud|Photo JpazamIn the background the castle of Castelnaud|Photo CP BCNThe Castle-Museum of the war in the middle ages|Photo CP BCNThe Château des Milandes|Photo Manfred HeydeThe House of Joséphine Baker (chateau des Milandes)|The Ecomuseum of the Noix du Périgord|

More labeled "beautiful Village of France.

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, class "Most beautiful Village of France" is known for its two castles Castelnaud housing the Museum of the war in the middle ages and des Milandes, the former estate of singer and dancers Joséphine Baker.

History of the Château de Castelnaud

The Château de Castelnaud is certainly founded in the 12th century. Property of the Cathar Lord Bernard of Casnac at the beginning of the 13th century, it was taken by Simon de Montfort in 1214, during the crusade against the Albigensians. A new castle was then rebuilt. The keep and the curtain wall date from this period.

During the hundred years war, the castle is often in the English camp. The French finally prevail in 1442, after a siege ordered by King Charles VII. In the 17th century, the castle is rarely busy. Abandoned during the Revolution. He then ceased to deteriorate and even stone quarry used in the 19th century.

The Castle-Museum of the war in the middle ages

The Château de Castelnaud is an outstanding example of feudal fortification, his architectural party is rational and effective. It houses the Museum of the war in the middle ages, a collection of 200 pieces of weapons (weapons, throwing weapons, artillery) and armor as well as a furniture set. A dynamic scenography anime Museum and gives numerous explanations on the arming of the fighter and his defensive equipment.

Château de Castelnaud - 24250 Castelnaud - la - Chapelle - Tel. + 33 (0) 5 53 31 30 00.

The Château des Milandes

The chateau des Milandes is built in 1489, it constitutes the main house of the Lords of Caumont, who also own the Château de Castelnaud. The building is transformed by François de Caumont for his wife who wishes to live in a place less austere and more luminous. The castle is famous for being the home of the singer and leader of magazine Joséphine Baker from 1937 to 1969.

The castle is entirely devoted to Joséphine Baker. 14 pieces the museum traces the fate out of the ordinary for a girl from Missouri in a few weeks, become the star of Parisian scenes. You can discover among others the famous banana belt worn in 1928 at the Folies Bergère.

Chateau des Milandes - 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle - Tel. + 33 (0) 5 53 59 31 21.

Other monuments of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

  • Fayrac Castle (12th to the 19th century.
  • Lacoste Castle (18th to the 19th century).
  • Castle Pechaud (17th-18th centuries).
  • Gothic church of Fayrac.
  • The Pechaud Chapel, Romanesque church.

The Ecomuseum of the Noix du Périgord

The Ecomuseum of the nuts installed on a farm, he introduced the nuts in all facets: origins, history, work, culture of the Périgord walnut and varieties of nuts, until this essence of wood carving. Throughout the summer, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the mill manufactures bio stamped nut oil. You can extend your visit with a walk in the nearby noyeraie.

Ecomuseum of the Noix du Périgord - lieu-dit Vielcroze, 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle - Tel. + 33 (0) 5 53 59 69 63.

Useful information :

Address :
24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Good to know :
Tourist Office of the Valley and the slopes of the Céou Bourg, 24250 Aglan Tel. + 33 (0) 5 53 29 88 84

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

All accommodation